Arts & Culture

Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Wed December 11, 2013

PhotoNOLA Opens Citywide; Garden District Homes On Holiday Tour; NORDC/NOBA Holiday Suite

Market Street Power Station
Credit Meg Turner

This week on Inside the Arts, the New Orleans Photo Alliance kicks off four days of citywide activities with the eighth annual PhotoNOLA Photography Festival. We travel Uptown as private homes in the Garden District spruce up for the Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Home Tour.

And finally, the New Orleans Ballet Association brings together a unique group of dancers in its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite.

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

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Inside The Arts: Steven Forster's CELEBRITY; Kyle Abraham's PAVEMENT; NOMA's Susan Taylor

Credit Steven Forster

Coming up on Inside the Arts, acclaimed New Orleans entertainment photographer Steven Forster celebrates 35 years with the exhibit Celebrity opening this weekend at Boyd Satellite Gallery.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Inside The Arts: The Priests In Concert; LPO's James Boyd; NOBT Performs Holiday Favorite

The Priests

This week on Inside the Arts, Irish singing sensations The Priests are in New Orleans for an encore performance. Then, we talk with the LPO's James Boyd about his thoughts and vision for the orchestra's future.

And, the New Orleans Ballet Theater kicks off the holiday season with the first production of Tchaikovsky's timeless favorite - The Nutcracker, opening this weekend. 

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

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Storyville
10:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Storyville: Thirty

Credit Derek Bridges

I take a job during the summer as a weekend crime reporter.

The first morning nothing happens. Mostly, I bend my ear over the police radio. I’m listening for a 30 — the code for homicide — but the numbers jumble together in a messy soup of cop lingo.

I have a list of police stations and call them and ask if anything is happening.

“No, we’re quiet,” the dispatchers say.

By the afternoon, the routine has become a bore. I drift in and out of conversations about stolen Xboxes and domestic disputes.

At dusk, I pull out my list and dial again.

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Inside the Arts
2:34 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Inside The Arts: Awadagin Pratt In Concert; Audubon Park Memories; NOMA Photos

Awadagin Pratt.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Awadagin Pratt. Plus, we recall memories of Audubon Park with WYES-TV's Peggy Scott Laborde.

And we round out with cream of the crop photos from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

NOMA Shows Off Photo Collection

A photograph by Theodore Lilienthal of St. Charles Ave. in the middle of the 19th Century.
Credit NOMA

The New Orleans Museum of Art is offering a glimpse at a fraction of its collection of photographs. Of the 10,000 pictures, 132 are on display. 

We spoke with curator Russell Lord about the exhibition — how NOMA built such an extensive collection, starting in the 1970s, and why. 

“The museum made then the very prescient decision to begin collecting photography, and that was a time when not many other museums were looking at photography and they weren’t collecting it. They weren’t building permanent collections," says Lord.

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Arts & Culture
4:05 am
Tue November 19, 2013

'Cry You One': A Play About The Wetlands, In The Wetlands

Two 'lagoon bugs' on the set of Cry You One
Svetlana Volic

Local theater companies Mondo Bizarro and Artspot Productions have collaborated for the third time with Cry You One. A three-hour experience that takes place completely outdoors, Cry You One focuses on the people and cultures of South Louisiana.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kronos Quartet Celebrates The Big 4-Oh; Pride And Prejudice Opens Uptown; Central City Celebrates

Southern Rep's production of Pride & Prejudice runs from Nov. 13-24.
Credit Jose Garcia / Southern Rep

This week on Inside the Arts, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary season with a stop in New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater puts a fresh spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. And, revelers will make a joyful noise as the Central City Festival gets underway.

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

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Storyville
3:03 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Storyville: Repaying Karmic Debt

Credit Max Wolfe / Flickr

When I tell people I’m a high school teacher in New Orleans, they look at me like I’m a few inches taller than I was before. They look at me like I’m a saint, but if they heard how hard I laughed at things I shouldn’t, they wouldn’t assume I was so pious. This past week one of students in AP Language and Composition said Drake was the type of rapper who wears a pad when his girlfriend gets her period so he can feel her pain. Inappropriate? Definitely, but it’s lighthearted compared to the vitriol I used to spit at my teachers.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

1960s Rock-Musical HAIR Opens At Le Petit; Stained Glass Art In Sacred Places; CAC's Neil Barclay

This week on Inside the Arts, a tribe of long haired politically active hippies return to the stage as the rock musical HAIR opens this week at Le Petit Theatre, and a unique tour presented by the Preservation Resource Center highlights stained glass art in sacred places.

 We round out with conversation with Neil Barclay, the new executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center. 

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

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