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2 things to do in New Orleans this weekend: Queen Nefertari exhibit, Janis Joplin musical

Today on Louisiana Considered, we go back in time to learn about Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, which is the latest exhibit at the NOMA. Then, we learn how Le Petit Theatre is celebrating rock & roll queen Janis Joplin.

Treasures from Ancient Egyptian Civilization spark a sense of wonder and admiration at the latest exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art: Queen Nefertari’s Egypt. Curator Lisa Rotondo-McCord tells us how the exhibition came together.

Written by Randy Johnson, the musical “A Night with Janis Joplin” celebrates one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. Now, the show is wrapping up its run at Le Petit Theatre. Actress Leslie McDonel, who stars as Janis, tells us more about the show as she approaches her final week of performances.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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Diane hosts Louisiana Considered on Tuesdays on WRKF and WWNO.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.