As the humorous intro- and outro- to this video make clear, Shamarr Allen is anything but a typical rock star.
The "official video" for the first track on the 2011 Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs CD entitled 504-799-8147, this is colorful, high-energy take on an infectious song. It also includes a notable cameo or two...
The deadline is August 1 to apply for funding from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Community Partnership Grants program. There's a new emphasis on funding music and art programs at Louisiana K-12 schools.
Tune in this week as we read listener emails about things to do in the Crescent City, musically, food related and otherwise, accompanied with music by Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Eric Lindell and many others. We also pay a visit to another mouth-watering purveyor of New Orleans po-boys and tradition: Parkway Bakery in Mid-City.
For your weekend viewing pleasure: 56 minutes of the funkiest soul ever dished up, courtesy of James Brown (1933-2006), in Bologna for Italian television in 1971. This is the entire broadcast, including a long-ish intro and several subsequent short interruptions by the show's host, mostly voice-overs. (They happen at 1:35-4:00; 5:10-5:35; 15:50-16:10; 27:32-29:00; and 37:00-37:15.
In this Ultimate Shrimp and Squash Casserole, summer produce and gulf shrimp are brought together and seasoned to mouthwatering effect. Thanks to Louisiana Cookin’ columnist Frank Davis for this concoction designed to highlight the bounty of the garden.
NOCCA and several partner organizations are hosting events honoring Homer Plessy's legacy, on June 7 from 10a-10p. Plessy's 1892 arrest at Royal and Press Streets, and subsequent Supreme Court case, was a landmark in the fight against segregation. Plessy Day commemorates ta long struggle for civil rights in Louisiana.
Summertime means a full slate of free shows at Tipitina's. The Foundation Free Concert Series begins with the John "Papa" Gros Allstars on Friday, June 6, and runs through September. This season's line-up is the most exciting yet and also includes a Brass Band Blowout on June 13.