Inside the Arts

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with acclaimed photographer Sandro Miller.  His groundbreaking exhibit, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters opens Saturday at the Mac-Gryder Gallery, 615 Julia Street as part of the citywide Art for Arts’ Sake celebration.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts, What We Carry, a multi-disciplinary music suite incorporating dance and visual art makes its local debut, marking the 14th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Musician and composer Dr. Mark St. Cyr joins us with artist and writer Jennifer Dove Cooper.

And, award winning performance artist José Torres-Tama gears up for a national tour, taking the immigration issue head-on in his satirical sci-fi Latino noir solo- Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evil-doers. José stops by for a chat.

This week on Inside the Arts, an arts "happy hour" known as Culture Collision kicks off its 11th celebration in the Arts District. Spokeswoman and WWNO business manager Jametta Youngblood stops by for a chat.

Then, the NOLA Project Theatre Company announces its new season celebrating 15 years of bold, innovative productions. Artistic director A.J. Allegra joins us.

This week on Inside the Arts, an exhibit of rare works by French modernist Françoise Gilot opens at Mac|Gryder Gallery in the Arts District.

And, we'll revisit a great set from this year's 50th Anniversary Jazz Fest.  WWNO's Fred Kasten profiles Grammy-winning vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter.

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This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its City Series of plays. The summer offerings feature the regional premiere of playwright Nairoby Otero's one woman play, 'Til Sunday, which tackles immigration issues. That's followed by the world premiere of A Conjuring & Telling of Black Girl Magic, curated and directed by Constance Thompson. It celebrates the bonds of sisterhood. Nairoby Otero and Constance Thompson stop by for a chat.

This week on Inside the Arts, the party with a purpose, ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola, kicks off its 25th Anniversary with a visit from former First Lady Michelle Obama. We catch up with entertainment editor Cori Murray for a sneak peek.

Then, four winners of the 1st New Orleans Music Showcase are headed to ESSENCE Festival music stages. Singer, CASME is one of those winners.  She joins us with showcase producer/creator Glenda McKinley.

This week on Inside the Arts, an intimate musical experience as the award-winning Lyrica Baroque chamber ensemble presents Opera Fusion, featuring Ravel's Piano Trio. Vocalists Paul Groves and Sarah Jane McMahon join the ensemble merging chamber music and arias from dramatic operas in a bold musical adventure. Cellist Daniel Lelchuk joins us for a chat.

This week on Inside the Arts, a celebration of blues music, arts and blueberries on the Northshore. Charmaine Neville is among a stellar lineup of musicians headlining the Bluesberry Festival which debuts this weekend in Covington.

Then, the party with a purpose, ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola is just weeks away.  We get a sneak peek as ESSENCE magazine editors are in town.

And, Rapper MC Sweet Tea and The New Quorum re-launch “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”, an immersive musical set in a Storyville brothel.

This week on Inside the Arts, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation is the first multi-mural exhibition of large-scale contemporary artwork in the Arts District. An unveiling block party will kick off celebrations this weekend. Arts Council New Orleans deputy director Alphonse Smith and artist Carl Joe Williams join us in studio for a sneak peek.

Then, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents the Duruflé Requiem and the Bach Magnificat with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra in its season ending concert. Music director Steven Edwards stops by for a chat.

Photo courtesy of Le Petit Theatre

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed American concert pianist Mona Golabek closes Le Petit Theatre's season with The Pianist of Willesden Lane. The play is based on the book, The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen and adapted by Hershey Felder. It is the story of Golabek's mother, a young Jewish pianist whose dreams of a concert debut are upended during the Nazi regime. Mona Golabek performs in our studio.

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