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.

Inside The Arts: Newsies: The Musical, Satchmo Summerfest, White Linen Night

This week on Inside the Arts, read all about it! Newsies is coming to New Orleans. Summer Lyric Theatre of Tulane presents the stage musical based on the Disney hit movie.

Then, Satchmo Summerfest presented by Chevron gets underway in the French Quarter. The 18th annual celebration honors legendary trumpeter and native son Louis Armstrong.

And... Hancock Whitney White Linen Night kicks off an evening of festivities in the Arts District.

This week on Inside the Arts, the Anthony Bean Community Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camp culminates with the Tony nominated Broadway musical, The Me Nobody Knows. A musical they simply call "ME" gives voice to the feelings of inner-city youth. We'll talk with camp director Elise Felix, and youth director/actor Tyler Felix.

This week on Inside the Arts, the historic Blue Room comes alive as the Roosevelt New Orleans celebrates its 125th Anniversary with the Great American Speakeasy Supper Club.

This week on Inside the Arts, bold colors pop on an unusual canvas. We meet Tajah Olson, an African performance artist from Malawi who uses her face as a tarp. She portrays Goddesses from her country and beyond, captured in photographs on view at Angela King Gallery.

Then, Summer Lyric Theatre continues its 51st season with Ragtime. Director Michael McKelvey joins us with actors Leslie Castay and Brandon Nase.

This week on Inside the Arts, a Central City mainstay, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center celebrates its 20th Anniversary. We talk with co-founder Carole Bebelle.

Photo Credit: Brittney Werner

This week on Inside the Arts, playwright Regina Taylor's Crowns continues its run at Le Petit Theatre. We talk with the gospel musical's director Tommye Myrick and actresses Jasmine Johnson and Barbara Shorts.

This week on Inside the Arts, actor Val Kilmer is heading to the Crescent City for the film screening of his one man play, Citizen Twain. Event producer, Jonathan Mares stops by for a chat.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell (L), artist Ursula Rochon at podium
Photo Credit: Max Becherer, The New Orleans Advocate

This week on Inside the Arts, we meet the artist behind the logo for Mayor Cantrell's "City of Yes" message.

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.