This week on Inside the Arts, we explore what's billed as the maddest tea party in town! We follow crazy characters through NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden as The NOLA Project presents Adventures in Wonderland, a new interactive interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Then, an art exhibit in the Garden District showcases the works of watermedia artists from around the world.
And we round out with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre's production of the romantic dance drama Giselle.
This week on Inside the Arts, many of us are rifting on melodies and memories of Jazz Fest 2014. We'll tell you about a new mobile app that is spreading our rich musical heritage around the globe.
Then we travel across the pond, via telephone, for conversation with British actor Julian Sands who will be in New Orleans this week for his solo stage performance — A Celebration of Harold Pinter — at the Contemporary Arts Center.
A giant leaderboard has been set up in Lafayette Square to provide constant updates during GiveNOLA Day. The Greater New Orleans Foundation also held an event, with food trucks and a DJ, in the afternoon.
Over 19,000 gifts, totaling more than $2.2 million, were made to area nonprofits on Tuesday during the first GiveNOLA Day.
A project of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and modeled on similar giving days held across the nation, GiveNOLA Day is designed to put individuals together with over 300 participating nonprofits from across the 13 parishes covered by GNOF.
There are a lot of great reasons to live in New Orleans, but “making money” is not typically at the top of the list. Even though the business climate is undeniably better here now than we’ve seen in decades, money is not what drives most of us.
But of course, we can’t live without it. So thankfully there are New Orleanians who devote themselves to looking after money, and two of them are Peter's guests this week on Out to Lunch.
This week on Inside the Arts, we travel to Brazil via a cultural exchange at Jazz Fest. Then, we celebrate with saxophonist and AFO Records founder, Harold Battiste. He's a recipient of the Jazz Hero award from the Jazz Journalists Association.
And we round out with a trip to the shores of the Emerald Isle, for a peek inside Irish nature photographer Daragh Muldowney's Jewellery Box.
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This week on The Reading Life: Jeff Kinney, creator of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants. We’ll also hear from novelist Cara Hoffman, whose new book is Be Safe, I Love You.