After graduating from Xavier University, Tureaud left New Orleans in 1960 and traveled the world before settling in White Plains, New York, where he worked as a director of special education for more than 30 years.
AP Tureaud Jr. was raised in the 7th Ward, which he called “the stronghold of the Creole community.” A Creole himself and the son of prominent civil rights lawyer AP Tureaud Sr., he remembers the neighborhood upheld education and leadership. But as often as this unified message was preached, Tureaud says not everyone in the community was given equal footing.
This week on Inside the Arts... playwright Lyle Kessler's Tony-nominated Orphans is currently running at the Marigny Theater. Orphans explores the human condition through the eyes of two brothers in search of a father figure.
Then, art imitates food. We'll interview a chef who's making a Cajun feast as part of an art installation.
And we round out with the Mysterious Wisterias, an evening of music and murder with a drop dead cast of masquerading Hollywood wannabees, detectives, reporters and undercover spies.
This week on Inside the Arts, Prospect New Orleans kicks off the international contemporary art biennial- Prospect 3 this week at venues throughout the city. Prospect 3 + is a satellite program which highlights exhibits and arts events by local artists. We get a sneak peek at the St. Claude Arts District block party.
Then we explore 19th Century Creole funeral and mourning customs as New Orleanians prepare to head to the cemetery on All Saints Day.
NPR's Michele Norris says Hurricane Katrina was a line of demarcation for her. Reporting from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after the storm and floods, she found herself compelled to work with emotion in her journalism in a new way.
This week on Inside the Arts, WWNO will host the world premiere of NPR Presents: Water±, a live, journalism-based theatrical event exploring the world’s delicate and volatile relationship with water. We talk with NPR's Michele Norris and Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon.
Then, we catch up with acclaimed American pianist, Anne-Marie McDermott. She will perform at MASNO's Nocturne XII Gala.
When Rene Brunet Jr. was a kid, his father owned the Imperial Theater, a single-screen movie house in Mid-City. At the time, movie theaters were neighborhood institutions and played to the vaudeville expectations of the audience. But from the time he was a child, Rene saw the film industry undergo one transformation after another, which put his family’s business under constant pressure to change or get out of the way.
This week on Inside the Arts, the NOLA Project presents the regional premiere of Christian Durso's Shiner. The play is a coming of age story focusing on teenagers, grunge rock and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.
Then, tap and jazz collide as the Gulf Coast Theater on Tap presents Neutral Ground. It is a unique celebration of New Orleans rhythm and tap.
And we round out with an exploration of an archive in the French Quarter that houses years of New Orleans’ cultural heritage.
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