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 credit: Brittney Werner

Le Petit Theatre continues its run of A Nola Noël.  It’s an original Holiday musical playing LIVE on Le Petit’s touring stage in parks and outdoor spaces in the metro area. The work is co-written by playwrights Curtis Billings and Max Williams.  Max also directs this production and he joins us by phone. 

Dr. Luke Fleming has been the driving force behind the popular Crescent City Chamber Music Festival.  The New Orleans native who headed the Manhattan Chamber players has returned home, a result of the pandemic, and he vows to keep the music alive. Fleming is the newly-appointed violist of the Lott String Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence for the School of Arts at the University of New Orleans. He joins us by phone.  

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is creatively keeping the music alive during the pandemic, thanks to digital technology.  LPO resident conductor and music director, Carlos Miguel Prieto joins us by phone with the latest on what you can expect from the orchestra in 2021.

Photo courtesy of the Preservation Resource Center

Conversation with Preservation Resource Center executive director Danielle Del Sol.  Six gorgeous homes will be featured in a festive video series highlighting the city’s diverse neighborhoods and architecture, as the PRC’s 45th annual Holiday Home Tour is going virtual this year.

Photo Credit: Tshombe Tshanti

Award winning multi-disciplinary artist José Torres-Tama is back with a new solo performance arts piece.  It’s called Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares. It’s a bilingual performance in two parts and  two nights.  The work is inspired by Torres-Tama's  poetry collection of the same title. It’s a deep dive into the underbelly of the “American Dream”.  José Torres-Tama’s solo performance piece, Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares will be streamed Via Zoom and FaceBook Live on Friday & Saturday, Dec.