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Theater Goes Aquatic in The NOLA Project's Exterior. Pool - Night

As we submerge ourselves into the depths of deep summer, New Orleanians must adapt in certain ways to stay copacetic. For Andrew Larimer, a founding member of the NOLA Project Theatre Company, that means staging his play, Exterior. Pool - Night in — you guessed it — a swimming pool. A work of immersive theater, the play takes place in and around the Aloft New Orleans Downtown Hotel, beginning and ending on the pool deck. NolaVie's Brian Friedman spoke with Andrew to find out what went into the play's unique production. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Inside The Arts: FestiGals Stroll Downtown, The Essence Of Things At NOMA, Summer Lyric's Big River

This week on Inside the Arts, FestiGals, the summer weekend getaway for women kicks off Downtown. We talk with spokeswoman Sandra Dartus. Then, a heads up for design aficionados. We explore minimalism in the New Orleans Museum of Art's new exhibit, The Essence of Things - Design and the Art of Reduction: An Exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum.And, we round out with the adventures of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn as Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane closes its season with the Tony Award winning musical Big River.Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Inside The Arts: FestiGals Stroll Downtown, The Essence Of Things At NOMA, Summer Lyric's Big River

Inside The Arts: John Richie's 91%: A Film About Guns In America Screens Uptown

Conversation with New Orleans based filmmaker John Richie. His latest documentary "91%" looks at gun violence in this country. 91%: A Film About Guns In America, screens tonight [7/21] at Tulane University in the Boggs, Lavin-Bernick Center at 7pm. A panel discussion follows.

Inside The Arts: John Richie's 91%: A Film About Guns In America Screens Uptown

The New Orleans Zone: A Bizarre and Beguiling Dimension

You are about to enter another dimension. Not just one of sight and sound, but of mind. It is a dimension of costumed revelry and sugared cakes with plastic babies, of fanatics dressed in black and gold and sandwiches dressed with "mynez" and Crystal. A dimension of wild celebration of the human condition, a place where everyone is "dawlin" and no one is without a cold drink. There is a signpost up ahead. You are about to enter...The New Orleans Zone. As philosophers, writers and quantum physicists will attest, alternate dimensions have their own rules and tropes, a system by which they operate that is wholly their own. The New Orleans Zone is no different. So if you've found yourself in this wonderful but mysterious place unawares, you'd be best to familiarize yourself with the customs of life here, many of which you might find bizarre, otherworldly, or even downright frightful. But fear not. The natives are keen to help you learn your way around this weird dimension. First, if you

Inside The Arts: NOLA Project's Rooftop Drama, Prjevalskaya At MASNO Competition, Kushner's Illusion

This week on Inside the Arts, the NOLA Project's latest theater experience takes audiences to a movie set, atop a downtown hotel.Then, the New Orleans International Piano Competition presented by MASNO opens this week with a performance by a former gold medalist. We talk with pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya.And, we round out with a magical tale as the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane closes its season with Tony Kushner's The Illusion.Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Inside The Arts: NOLA Project's Rooftop Drama, Prjevalskaya At MASNO Competition, Kushner's Illusion

The Music Box Lands a Permanent Home in a Bywater Forest

Since its start in 2011, The Music Box has brought ambient sound art to thousands of people. While it's built a reputation as a Roving Village, they're now constructing a permanent installation in a 55,0000-square-foot forest with an adjoining warehouse in the Bywater.

From Islands To Delta: A Filipino's Second Homecoming

When Robert Romero first arrived in America from the Philippines over 35 years ago, he was apprehensive about adjusting to an entirely new culture. Since then, Robert has not only adopted New Orleans as his home, he's now the honorary consul of the Philippines for the state of Louisiana. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sat down with Robert to hear his story of coming to New Orleans and his perspective on Filipino identity. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Inside The Arts: High Priestess Of Dark Alley, Bob Dylan Paintings, Thoroughly Modern Millie

This week on Inside the Arts, issues of intra-racial divisions within the city's African American community explode on stage in Jackie Alexander's The High Priestess of Dark Alley opening this week at Le Petit Theater. Then, more paintings from Bob Dylan are on display in the Great Hall at NOMA. And, we round out with the six time Tony Award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie at Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Inside The Arts: High Priestess Of Dark Alley, Bob Dylan Paintings, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Inside The Arts: Misty Copeland Makes ESSENCE Debut, MAAFA Healing, House Of Bernarda Alba

This week on Inside the Arts, a nationally acclaimed ballerina makes her debut at the 22nd annual ESSENCE Fest. We talk with ballet star Misty Copeland.Then, Congo Square is home to a healing ceremony honoring African ancestors. The Ashe Cultural Arts Center presents its annual MAAFA Commemoration remembering the trans-Atlantic slave trade.And, we round out with a classic work by renowned Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. In Good Company presents The House of Bernarda Alba.Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Inside The Arts: Misty Copeland Makes ESSENCE Debut, MAAFA Healing, House Of Bernarda Alba

Finding Fascination in the Everyday at NOMA's Design Exhibition

Nearly 100 years ago Marcel Duchamp put a porcelain urinal into a New York art gallery and changed the way we think about art. The Essence of Things is a new exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that's dedicated to elevating the beauty of everyday objects. Can a rubber band or pair of flip flops rise to the level of high art? NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with Mel Buchanan for the answer. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

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