National WWII Museum

This week on Inside the Arts, Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane celebrates its 52nd Season with the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 42nd Street. Director/choreographer Diane Lala joins us with actress Abigail Isom.

Then, the 4th annual Architecture and Design Film Festival gets underway at the Contemporary Arts Center. It is presented by the Louisiana Architecture Foundation. Executive director, Stacey Pfingsten stops by for a chat.

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A team of more than a dozen University of New Orleans students and experts are heading  to Austria this summer to help locate the remains of a Tuskegee pilot missing since World War Two.

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A New Orleans neighborhood marker honoring World War Two soldiers erected in 1943 is being re-dedicated Sunday – the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  

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 In New Orleans we often take pains to point out what makes us different from other places. It’s pretty common to hear comments like, “We’re not like the rest of the country” and “We’re not like the rest of the South.”

So it’s ironic that two of New Orleans’ newest icons are representative of The South, and the rest of the country. And they’re just a few blocks away from each other: The National World War II Museum and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

The National WWII Museum

Inspired by the stories of World War II veterans, the late University of New Orleans historian Stephen Ambrose wanted to build a museum that would honor their experience.