Inside the Arts

Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

Join host Diane Mack for a conversation with the leading figures of the New Orleans arts and culture scene, each week Inside the Arts. From gallery openings to the performing arts, Diane takes you along on an intimate examination of the people and places that make New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.

This week on Inside the Arts, the countdown is on to the 2018 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola. Entertainment powerhouse Queen Latifah headlines. We talk with ESSENCE entertainment editor Cori Murray.

Photo Credit: Susesch Bayat/DG

Summer Lyric Theatre is gearing up for a pre-season concert … a tribute to one of the country’s most successful composers. Bernstein at 100 features music from Leonard Bernstein’s stage works.  We talk with Summer Lyric Theatre's artistic director, Michael McKelvey.

This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its run of All the Way.  The Tony Award winning drama by Robert Schenkkan takes us back to the 1960's and the struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act. Actors Dominique McClellan and Jason Kirkpatrick stop by for a chat.

Adam Sambola, artist

The 4th Annual Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off this weekend on the Northshore.  We talk with festival spokeswoman Robin Marquez.

This week on Inside the Arts, the 4th Annual New Orleans International Guitar Festival gets underway. Guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk headlines the event. We talk with festival director and guitarist Javier Olondo.

Then, Vice & Virtue: An Exhibition of Sex, Saints and Sin continues it run at M.S. Rau Antiques. The exhibition, in honor of the city's tricentennial, explores the universal struggle between virtue and vice, with a nod to New Orleans' Catholic heritage. WWNO's Eileen Fleming takes us on a tour.

This week on Inside the Arts, we celebrate the city's 300th Anniversary with a Tricentennial Rag. Jazz clarinetist and composer Dr. Michael White is back with a new CD.

Jared Ragland

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with acclaimed fine art photographer and former White House photo editor Jared Ragland.  His photo exhibit, Everything is Going to Be All Right, a meditation on writer Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, opens at The Front Gallery in the St. Claude Arts District.

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This week on Inside the Arts, we climb aboard the miniature train in City Park for a Musical History Tour.

This week on Inside the Arts, JazzFest weekend 2 gets underway. We talk with decorative painting and restoration artist Diane Killeen. She will be in the Louisiana Folklife Village demonstrating her craft.

Photo Credit: Michael Alford

This week on Inside the Arts, an enriching connection with our neighbors to the South grows stronger as New Orleans is now home to the 5th Mexican Cultural Institute in the country. 

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