Arts & Culture

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

La Cage aux Folles Opens New Season at Tulane; Maestro Matteo Fedeli in Concert; Upstairs Debut

La Cage aux Folles Kristopher Lloyd Shaw [Georges] and Bob Edes, Jr [Zaza/Albin]
Credit Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane

This week on Inside the Arts, a sneak peek at La Cage aux Folles which opens Summer Lyric Theater's 2013 season at Tulane University. It stars New Orleans veteran actor Bob Edes, Jr. and Kristopher Shaw.

Then, a rare treat as renowned Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli makes a stop in New Orleans for an evening of classical music performed on a Grand Stradivarius.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

The Giacobbes Celebrate 70 Years of Dance & FestiGals Rolls Out A Bodacious Party Weekend

Giacobbe Academy of Dance.
Giacobbe Academy of Dance

This week on Inside the Arts, a milestone in New Orleans dance history: the internationally-recognized Giacobbe Academy of Dance is celebrating 70 years! 

Then FestiGals, a four day extended weekend getaway for women, gears up for a bodacious celebration in the French Quarter. The FestiGals ladies are rolling out  the "pink" carpet for their third anniversary. 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

New Le Petit Season Announced; Local School Focuses On The Arts; Harps Swing; And Creole Tomatoes

This week on Inside the Arts, Le Petit Theatre is back in business, and we'll talk about the theater's new season and new look. Then, with jazz in the mix, we'll find out what makes a harp swing as the New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society kicks off the second annual Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend.

 In Jefferson Parish, a new charter school will soon open with a focus on the arts. And, finally, tomatoes... Creole tomatoes, that is. They're being celebrated in the French Market. 

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 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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