Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 11:38 am
One of the Twitter hashtags devised by rabid Beyonce fans before last night's Super Bowl halftime show was religious in nature: #praisebeysus. Praise Beysus! This bit of hyperventilating resonated in interesting ways. Strutting into the very center of America's biggest television spectacle, the 31-year-old superstar intended to secure her place in the musical pantheon next to recent Super Bowl-approved legends Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and Prince.
This week onInside the Arts, it's time to get your party on as New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras celebrations as well as Super Bowl 47. Diane will tell you where you can rub elbows with the sports elite, talks with vocalist Lena Prima, daughter of legendary singer and native son Louis Prima, and while all eyes are on the Crescent City, we'll talk about another reason folks like coming here... our architecture!
This week on Inside the Arts, we visit with New Orleans jazz vocalist Germaine Bazzle. We'll journey to the St. Claude Arts District where a local artist is shedding light on important issues. Then, we get an inside look at our growing local film industry.
In the Broadway play The Other Place actress Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie" on the TV show "Roseanne") plays a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies. Playwright Sharr White discusses the play and the challenge of presenting complicated science on a theater stage.
Jessica Lang, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country is heading to New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at Jessica Lang Dance, a dynamic ballet company that promises an engaging evening of dance.
There are certain classic American plays that are revived on Broadway every decade or so, to let a new generation of actors and audiences discover them. Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, running through March 30, is one of those iconic plays.
In December, the actor Dustin Hoffman sat in a box seat at the Kennedy Center as his old friend, Robert De Niro, saluted him at a celebration marking one of the highest accolades for an artist in the United States: a Kennedy Center Honor.