February 7, 2014: The village of Versailles in New Orleans East rings in the lunar Vietnamese New Year with a spectacular three-day festival featuring dragon dances, Vietnamese cuisine, customary games, folk music and dance. Check out these scenes from Friday's opening ceremony.
Being a dj is similar to an explorer with some folks even calling dj’s “diggers.” Explorers dig through clues, maps and dirt and dj’s dig through record racks, crates, bootleg cassettes and old wine boxes filled with cds. I have the rare opportunity to be able to share my findings with you, the wwoz listener.
Saying "snow" (the "s-word) in New Orleans causes unadulterated panic. The main routes out of town are closed, there was a run on grocery stores and businesses, government and airlines shut down. No, it's worse than what you think. Get this - there was a run on buying ice. ICE!!!