New Orleans, January 2013: Welcome to my kind of King Cake Party! We could talk from Epiphany to Mardi Gras about king cakes and la galette des rois, and stuff you find inside; however, I prefer a discourse on drinking one’s way through Louisiana’s epic culture.
While those of you in New Orleans are dealing with all the fun that comes with Super Bowl, I will be in Memphis (most likely freezing) and participating in the Blues Society's International Blues Challenge.
A great thing about being a New Orleanian in New York City is the steady stream of familiar faces you get to see, whether just passing through or here for a while. The Crescent City and the Big Apple cross-pollinate quite a bit, especially within the music community. Both musicians and their fans seem to dig each other’s scenes and frequent them often. How could they not?
There will be a group sale happening on Saturday, January 19 from 9 AM until 4:30 PM to benefit One World Family International Non-Profit Organization. For sale will be an amazing collection of clothing from Thailand, handmade jewelry from Angee Jackson (owner of Miette Boutique on Magazine Street), boxes of vinyl records (jazz, reggae, world music, rock/pop), hundreds of jazz CD's, d
While out at the Bestoff Sculpture Garden in City Park this Tuesday morning --- where I volunteer --- I was approached by an elderly tourist from Paris who could not speak any English. She needed to ask a question about the garden, and began with
On Thursday, January 3rd, the Calvin Johnson Quartet debuts its 2012 album "Jewel's Lullaby" at Snug Harbor. Before heading over for sound check, Calvin will stop by WWOZ for an interview just after five (5 p.m.) with Jelly Roll Justice.
Local favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club are celebrating the release of their third CD, "Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!" on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Maison on Frenchmen. The band takes the stage from 7-10pm, and will have the new CD available for purchase that night. No cover charge!