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Inside The Arts: Improvisation Across The Arts, Latin Music Allstars, Green Project Gala

Randy Fertel, philanthropist, author

This week on Inside the Arts, as the city's tricentennial year winds down, a 3-day conference explores improvisation and its influence across the arts. It's called Improvisation: New Orleans Gift to the Modern World. Conference organizer, author and philanthropist Randy Fertel joins us.

Then, a big win for multi-disciplinary artist José Torres Tama. His Taco Truck Theater project is the subject of a documentary by Rodrigo Dorfman that won Best Louisiana Feature at this year's New Orleans Film Fest. Torres-Tama joins us to talk about that and the upcoming Latin Music Allstars Concert.

And, one person's trash could be another person's treasure as the Green Project re-purposes salvaged materials with the return of its Salvations Gala and Salvage Design Competition.

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