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.

Photo: Courtesy of the Artists

Musaica Chamber  Ensemble opens its 15th season, streaming live from the UNO Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 25th @7:30 pm.  We catch up with Musaica violist and president Bruce Owen. 

You'll find a link to the stream at .   

A host of artists are gearing up for a two-day commemoration honoring Latin American contributions to the Post-Katrina Rebirth of New Orleans on the heels of the 15th Anniversary of the storm.  Award winning multi-disciplinary artist José Torres-Tama and Arte Futuro Productions will present a virtual festival of Teatro Sin Fronteras/Theater without Borders with poets, performers, musical acts and immigrant stories. José Torres-Tama joins us by phone. 

photo courtesy of JAMNOLA

A unique pop-up arts experience, some ten years in the making is now a reality.  JAMNOLA, is an immersive experience in New Orleans culture.  Jonny Liss is co-founder of JAMNOLA.  He joins us by phone.  

Members of Louisiana’s music industry are joining forces with the National Independent Talent Organization, known as NITO. They are appealing to Congress for financial relief in the form of a bill known as the RESTART Act, a new loan program.  The COVID pandemic has shuttered the industry, leaving the future of live music across the country uncertain.  Local NITO spokeswoman, Ami Spishock joins us by phone.

White Linen Night is reimagined.  The popular Arts District gallery stroll is now called, White Linen Light, as it occurs in the galleries during business hours, Monday through Saturday, all month long. Arts District New Orleans Association vice president Matthew Showman chats with us by phone.