This week the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation kicks off its sixth annual free conference. The Sync Up event brings entertainment industry experts to New Orleans as a way to help local artists get a grip on business trends. This Friday and Saturday morning - April 26 and 27 - and next Friday and Saturday morning - May 3 and 4 - Sync Up has free panel discussions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, from 9am to 12:30 pm. Registration is recommended, at www.syncupconference.com.
The Vieux Carré will become ground zero this week as the French Quarter Festival — the largest free music festival in the southeast — kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration with four days of music.
We sat down with Marci Schramm, the festival’s executive director, to learn more about what’s on tap for this year’s festivities.
This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at French Quarter Festival in the Vieux Carré, and talks with members of the New Orleans Nightingales who are set to perform at the Fest.
Plus, a look back at World's Fairs in the exhibit Inventing the Modern World, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
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This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a conversation with Megan Mullally, the two-time Emmy-wining star of TV's Will and Grace. Then, take a peek inside Hollywood South and be introduced to a New Orleanian who has become the go-to woman in her field.
This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to talk jazz with acclaimed trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Wendell Brunious. Then, an ancient fairy tale comes to life in a contemporary setting as Moscow Nights presents Cinderella with a Russian flair.
This week we go Inside the Arts for a look at theater offerings as the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off celebrations beginning Wednesday.
Then we visit with the New Orleans Ballet Association as they present the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company, which returns to the city for the first time in decades. And Musaica, a local chamber ensemble, gears up for a series of concerts.