Two weeks until Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's a look back to Mardi Gras in
the middle of the last century, with videos from 1956 and 1941.
1956. This video combines footage by an unknown shooter with a batch of
excellent still photos taken by the late John W. Mizenko, fat...
Here's a treat for fans of Troy Andrews: a two-hour-and-fifteen-minute long
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue live show, originally streamed live from
Tipitina's in September 2011 by Liveset. In full HD, it's bursting with
According to Liveset, this "...
If you've ever wondered (and really, who among us hasn't?), what a trad jazz
cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" would sound like, have we got a
video for you!
It's from the album Twist is the New Twerk by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern
Jukebox (see more about them be...
The Whole Gritty City is a feature-length documentary, in which the
directors of three New Orleans high school marching bands steer their
students around the lures and dangers of the streets. It debuted last fall at
the New Orleans Film Festival, and now it will have its na...
Fellow lovers of soulful music and movies about soulful music, don't miss
this New Orleans screening of the new, award-winning documentary Brothers
Hypnotic (2013), directed by Reuben Atlas.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Contemporary Arts Center (C...
In Part Two of our piece about Lionel Loue'ke' and his Trio at the 2014
Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, we get three treats.
First, the Trio with Michael Olatuja on electric bass and John Davis on drums
takes off on an improvisation in which Lionel digs deep into...
Three weeks from Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's Al "Carnival Time" Johnson
at his 2007 Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame induction performance in Mandeville,
performaning clips from his classic "Carnival Time" and the more recent"Mardi
And FWIW: while the giant wa...
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 cere...
"I want it, I want it! I need it, I need it!" Here's WWOZ Cookbook
contributor Roy "Chubby" Carrier of Church Point in Acadia Parish, with
"Zydeco Junkie", the title song from his 2010 Grammy-winning album.
Carrier is a third generation of zydeco artist. He learned acco...
On February 4, 2014, the VH1 cable network aired the television premiere of
Nelson George's Finding the Funk documentary, which has been making the film
fest circuit since its 2013 release. The televised version of the film,
edited down to 62 minutes from the longer directo...