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Louisiana Considered: Two “Nutcracker” productions in New Orleans this weekend

Mahalia Jackson Center for the Performing Arts
Kent Kanouse
The Delta Festival Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” launches this weekend at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts. Photo taken Oct. 9, 2014.
  • Diane Mack hosted this Tuesday’s episode of Louisiana Considered.
  • Delta Festival Ballet Artistic Director Joseph Giacobbe discusses the ballet company’s 40th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” premiering this Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • New Orleans School of Ballet Owner and Artistic Director Nikki Hefko discusses her school’s production of “The Nutcracker in New Orleans,” which also premieres this weekend at Loyola University’s Marquette Theatre.
  • Food writer Ian McNulty reports on the struggle restaurants are facing this holiday season in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and while still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.