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A Space for Friendly Ghosts in Store for Big Class

Since its start as a first grade project, Big Class has distinguished itself through pizza, poetry and ghostly soirées, all the while staying true to its mission to support young writers through education and collaboration.

Same As It Ever Was?: Scott Aiges On Jazz & Heritage & Change

Jazz Fest takes up so much of our collective consciousness in New Orleans that many may not know that the Festival's nonprofit arm keeps the music on all year round. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is dedicated to promoting all facets of our music culture from African drumming to Zydeco. NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with Scott Aiges, Director of Programs, Marketing and Communications, about tradition and transformation in New Orleans music today. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Inside The Arts: CAC's 40th Season; Herlin Riley's New Direction; Money, Money, Money!

This week on Inside the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Center announces its new season. We talk with CAC director Neil Barclay and curator of visual arts, Andrea Andersson. Then, conversation with one of the most in-demand drummers in music. WWNO's Fred Kasten catches up with Herlin Riley as he talks about his new release "New Direction." And, we show you the money, literally, as we round out with Money, Money, Money. WWNO's Eileen Fleming takes us to an exhibit that traces the history and art of currency in Louisiana on view at the Williams Research Center. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Inside The Arts: CAC's 40th Season; Herlin Riley's New Direction; Money, Money, Money!

Stand-Up Is The Loneliest Art: Notes from An Open Mic Night

It's one thing to stand out in a group, but it's quite another to stand out by yourself. That's something comedians like Julie Mitchell deal with all of the time. David Benedetto spoke with Julie about Bear With Me, an open mic night she hosts at the bar 12 Mile Limit, and about what makes funny, well, funny. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Inside The Arts: John Broven's Rhythm And Blues In New Orleans'

This updated, revised edition of John Broven's classic chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Golden Age of New Orleans R&B from the 1940s through the '60s, and its subsequent history to date. Broven presents and signs copies of the new edition at Octavia Books Friday evening, August 5, 2016 – at 6pm.

Inside The Arts: Satchmo SummerFest Moves, White Linen Arts Stroll, Fuller's Magnificat

This week on Inside the Arts, Satchmo Summerfest presented by Chevron celebrates the life, music and legacy of Louis Armstrong in a new location. It's moving to Jackson Square.

Inside The Arts: Satchmo SummerFest Moves, White Linen Arts Stroll, Fuller's Magnificat

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

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