Sticking Up For Children is an effort from the New Orleans arts and culture community that connects people, specifically children, parents, and organizations in need, to arts/music and the resources necessary for sustainability and growth.
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the group's seventh release.
With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses:
August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating museum or cultural center, you and a guest can both receive free admission to any of the participating locations in August. Many are also offering membership discounts and special events.
The Anders Osborne Band with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and Johnny Sansone) rock the WWOZ stage at the 2012 Voodoo Music Experience. This track, "They Don't Know," comes from their 2002 collaboration Bury The Hatchet.