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.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is among several arts venues reopening following temporary closure due to the pandemic.  We talk with executive director William Pittman Andrews.

Dancing Grounds annual Dance for Social Change Festival kicks off this week, virtually via ZOOM. It will focus on issues of gentrification and COVID-19 in New Orleans, featuring a panel discussion with local leaders, dance classes and a film premiere of an original performance piece by its teen dancers. We talk with Dancing Grounds youth programs manager, Randall Rosenberg.

The festival runs May 25th thru 29th. All events are free, but you must pre-register at dancingrounds.org for a link to the activities. 

Le Petit Theatre  presents, “Sorry, Wrong Number”. The 1940’s classic noir radio play, about a woman who overhears a murder plot, will debut on Facebook, Friday May 22nd at 7:30 pm. There is also a link to the event at lepetittheatre.com.  We talk with director Max Williams and actors Leslie Castay and Tracey Collins by phone.   

 

CANO, Creative Alliance of New Orleans, explores art and artists virtually with its Artists in View project.  Executive director, Jeanne Nathan joins us by phone.  

More info on the Artists in View project can be found online at cano-la.org 

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy proves music heals and it doesn't take long to experience  therapeutic effects.  The study caught the eye of Dr. Penny Roberts, a professor of music therapy at Loyola University. We catch up with her by phone.

 

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