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Inside The Arts: Alvin Ailey Dance, Pop-Up Symphony Book Fair, Per(Sister) In Song

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jessica Lang's EN

This week on Inside the Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater rolls into town.  The New Orleans Ballet Association [NOBA] presents the return of the legendary modern dance company as it celebrates 60 years of African American culture through dance.  We talk with artistic director Robert Battle.

Then, a heads up for classical music and opera lovers. The Symphony Book Fair is holding a special event that could enrich your collection of music as well as books.  LPO volunteer and New Orleans Opera associate Philip Straub joins us with details.

And, in celebration of Women's History Month, a unique concert, Per(Sister) in Song, brings together a mix of local musicians who will perform new works inspired by the stories of Louisiana's  formerly incarcerated women. The free concert is being performed in conjunction with the exhibit Per(Sister) now on view at Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum. Event spokeswoman Miriam Taylor and singer/songwriter Margie Perez will join us.

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"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."