Arts & Culture

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Komenka Travels the World; Senegalese String Band Hits Local Chord; LeMieux Galleries Turns 30!

The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble

This week on Inside the Arts we'll travel the world with the Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans. Then, we'll check out the similarities between the Senegalese of St. Louis [San Luis] and the Big Easy. And we'll celebrate a milestone in the Arts District as Lemieux Galleries turns 30! 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

John Larroquette in the Big Easy; LPO Leadership Moves; Next to Normal

  

  

This week on  Inside the Arts  we catch up with Emmy Award winning actor John Larroquette. There's big news from the LPO as it names a CEO and extends Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto's contract. Then, Southern Rep Theater tackles the issue of mental illness in Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's powerhouse musical, Next to Normal.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Just What Are These Tibetan Monks Building?

Just outside Hall G of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Tibetan Monks are busy at work on a ritualistic spiritual exercise.
Thomas Walsh WWNO

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans this weekend for a series of pubic speaking events. This past week a group of Tibetan monks gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to construct a mandala, which will be completed on Friday morning and then ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River that afternoon.

Code Switch
2:56 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

After A Mass Shooting, New Orleanians Rally Around A Local Tradition

Kenneth Terry with the Treme Brass Band plays the trumpet Monday during a community response to a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:01 am

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Boogie on the Bayou; Dalai Lama in New Orleans; Hall-Barnett Gallery Reopens

  


  

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll boogie down to Bayou St. John for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival. Then, as the Dalai Lama heads to New Orleans, we'll talk with the co-author of his most recent book, The Wisdom of Compassion.  And, we'll make a stop in the French Quarter where a popular art gallery re-opens after a 14 year absence from the New Orleans art scene.
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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Jed Horne On 'Unnatural Violence,' Street Culture And Deb Cotton

This image from a surveillance video shows people scattering as a man shoots into the crowd at a second-line parade Sunday.
NOPD

Among those hit by bullets in Sunday's shootings at the Mother's Day second line was journalist Deb Cotton.

 She writes for The Gambit, and covers the city's street culture. She remains alive, reportedly in stable condition, but badly injured by the incident.  New Orleans author and journalist Jed Horne has worked with Cotton. He writes in The Lens this week about her perspectives on violence in the city.

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BP Oil Spill
4:46 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

New Orleans' CAC Leads Way For Nonprofit BP Claims

Plaquemines Parish coastline after the BP spill, June 2010.
Kris Krug

The legal fallout from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ongoing, as the civil trial makes its way through the courts. In the meantime, some New Orleans groups that were not eligible for claims money have found that they do qualify under a new claims process. Though they are filing quickly, BP is now appealing that formula.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Spirit of Jazz Fest in Brazil; BP Spill Silver Lining for Arts; FORESTival Celebrates Art and Nature

This week on Inside the Arts we'll find out how two Brazilian night club owners are promoting New Orleans throughout their home country. We'll look at the connection between the BP oil spill and a major arts center. Is there a silver lining? And, we'll take a walk on the wild side as we trek into the woods for a magical celebration of art and nature.


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Jazz Fest 2013
1:27 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Photos From The Second Weekend Of Jazz Fest

Jamaican musician Brushy One String, performing at the Blues Tent.
Allyce Andrew WWNO

More scenes from the Fair Grounds during the second weekend of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Arts & Culture
8:15 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Folklife Tents Bring Craft Culture To Jazz Fest

Allyce Andrew

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues its second weekend today. There is no rain expected, but there will be mud. When the weather is not so friendly, more folks head under the tents.

And that’s where you find most cultural displays at Jazz Fest.

Rachel Ornelas directs the folklife village at the festival. All year she vets artisans around the state, with the help of folklorists and anthropologists.

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