The New Orleans Fringe Festival, held each November, launches again tonight with a wide and varied selection of theater and performances. Fringe is a worldwide movement that was started in Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annual arts festival in Edinburgh.
At 8p this evening, watch our live video stream from the Jazz & Heritage Center Grand Opening Concert featuring saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan, and four of his musical children: Kent (flute), Marlon (trumpet), Stephanie (voice) and Rachel Jordan (violin).
Kid Thomas Valentine's band performs "Tiger Rag" at Preservation Hall on May 17, 1982, shot by Alan Lomax, the great collector of 20th century American folk music, and his crew. Kid Thomas' career as a New Orleans band leader lasted some six decades, from the 1920s to the 1980s. He passed away in 1987.
WWOZ's Marc Stone pays tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day" at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Catch him on 'OZ on "The Soul Serenade with Marc Stone" on Tuesdays from 2-4p at 90.7FM and wwoz.org.
When life brings you cold weather, whip up some warm and comforting Shrimp Pho! This Southern rendition of the Vietnamese classic soup features fresh herbs and just the right amount of spiciness that'll heat up your cold days. Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' Magazine.