Audubon Zoo is hosting a special fete for mothers, and Irma Thomas is headlining! Mother to four children herself, Thomas will take the stage at the Zoo at 2:30pm on Sunday for a special 90-minute set that's geared towards mothers and full of personal anecdotes. Entry is free for moms to this decades-old Audubon Zoo tradition.
Can you say "Blues masterpiece"? Check out the Master of the Telecaster, the late great Albert Collins (d. 1993), in a 1990 performance of "If Trouble Was Money." From Leona, Texas, Collins was introduced to the guitar by his older cousin: Lightnin' Hopkins.
Rolled up in a blend of spices, crawfish, and Gouda macaroni these little guys are something else! Try fritters for a delicious alternative for entertaining. Recipe Courtesy of Lousiana Cookin' Magazine.
Before his sad, untimely death last week, Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill was collaborating with film maker James Demaria on a documentary. The videos below consist of clips recorded for that project. They are little tough to watch in places, but definitely worth 15 minutes of your time.
Before Jazz Fest season slips too far into the past, we've got some "Thank yous!" to hand out. It takes a ton of people to get us through such an enormous event, and we appreciate everyone and their efforts.