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.
Herlin Riley is one of the world's finest drummers — the sort of fully engaged performer whose blend of passion, expertise and palpable joy is irresistible. He recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for the "Talkin' Jazz" interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, and talked about the profound role that family played in shaping his life in music.
This week onInside the Arts, it's time to get your party on as New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras celebrations as well as Super Bowl 47. Diane will tell you where you can rub elbows with the sports elite, talks with vocalist Lena Prima, daughter of legendary singer and native son Louis Prima, and while all eyes are on the Crescent City, we'll talk about another reason folks like coming here... our architecture!