Deutsches Haus

Deutches Haus

The Deutsches Haus can look German, after all.

The New Orleans City Council has overruled a planning commission decision that told the German cultural organization to dial-down the Germanic design. The commission wanted a new design that would blend into the Bayou St. John neighborhood.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who represents the district where the building is proposed, called the commission’s actions “a bit misguided.”

Today on Inside the Arts, we travel back in time to the 1940s for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The fourth annual production by the NOLA Voice Talent Foundation features the Crescent City Sound Chorus.

One performance only, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Deutsches House, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

It is an invasion of British humor with a local twist, as a popular 1950's comedy show makes a comeback in the Metro area. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at the GooNOLAs, a live radio slapstick-comedy stage production, reminiscent of the old Goon Show.

Performances are June 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m.  More info at