Arts & Culture

Inside the Arts
1:59 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

'Rebel' Loreta Velazquez: Confederate Soldier Turned Union Spy

REBEL: Loreta Velazquez

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with filmmaker Maria Agui Carter. Her documentary Rebel tells the story of a Cuban woman, raised in New Orleans, who became a Confederate soldier — and a Union spy.

Rebel, presented by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies, screens Friday, January 17, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at 7 p.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

MLK Remembered; A Tapestry Of Songs For Carole King; Foundation Gallery's Lila Heymann

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Credit AP Photo, file

This week on Inside the Arts, remembering slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and song.

A tapestry unfolds as Big Easy Award winners Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush pay tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King in their upcoming cabaret, The Queens of King. And, we visit with Lila Heymann of the Foundation Gallery. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
12:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Colin Quinn: UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Colin Quinn: UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Credit Mike Lavoie

We go Inside the Arts as former Saturday Night Live comedian Colin Quinn takes on the founding fathers in Unconstitutional.

The new comedy, a romp through American history written by and starring Quinn, plays at the Joy Theater tonight, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Karrin Allyson; New Play Bacchanal; Edward Burtynsky's WATER

Karrin Allyson.

This week on Inside the Arts, we're talking jazz with singer Karrin Allyson. Southern Rep Theater, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/Greater New Orleans Literary Festival, gears up for the New Play Bacchanal this weekend.

And we take a look at Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky's photo exhibit Water, in its final days at NOMA and the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve; Photography At NOMA; William Pittman Andrews; Joan Of Arc Parade

Joan of Arc Parade

This week on Inside the Arts: New Year's Eve suggestions. We look at photos of years gone by at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Then, we talk with arts leader William Pittman Andrews, and we gear up for Joan of Arc's birthday on Twelfth Night.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Remembering JFK 50 Years After Dallas

Graffiti on the fence along the grassy knoll adjacent to JFK's motorcade route.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

As 2013 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some memorable moments. Eileen Fleming shares a visit she made to Dallas for a milestone historic memorial.

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Inside the Arts
11:31 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Remembering Blue Dog Painter George Rodrigue; Arts Leader Mark Tullos; Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis

George Rodrigue
Credit Kathleen DesHotel

This week on Inside the Arts, we remember Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue. We visit with the Louisiana State Museum's Mark Tullos.

Also, we talk jazz with renowned pianist Ellis Marsalis.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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History
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

A Proclamation To The Citizens Of New Orleans (1803)

Proclamation to the People of New Orleans, 12/20/1803.
Credit U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

210 years ago today, Governor William C.C. Claiborne issued this document to the people of New Orleans, announcing the United States' purchase of the Louisiana Territory two months earlier.

The proclamation — in three languages — explains the transition from Spain to France to the United States, and clarifies for the people of the city their new rights, and their responsibilities, as newly-minted Americans.

(h/t @wrightbryan3)

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Inside the Arts
9:58 am
Thu December 19, 2013

The Nutcracker Suite Swings; FestiGals Founder Honored; Prospect New Orleans' Brooke Anderson

This week on Inside the Arts, a yuletide celebration with Ellis Marsalis and the Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre as The Nutcracker Swings into town. We'll talk with local entrepreneur and FestiGals founder Diane Lyons, who is being tapped for a national honor.

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Arts & Culture
5:58 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Funeral For 'Blue Dog' Painter George Rodrigue To Be Held Dec. 19

George Rodrigue.
George Rodrigue Foundation

Renowned Louisiana painter George Rodrigue died Saturday of cancer at a hospital in Houston.

The 69-year-old painter started out depicting scenes from Cajun life and culture. He became world-famous, though, for his Blue Dog paintings in the 1990s.

The character was inspired by the Cajun fairy tale of “Loup Garou,” a sort of werewolf. It became the star of a corporate campaign by Xerox.

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