This month's recipe for barbecue shrimp and sweet potato grits comes from Priscilla Yee of Concord, California. Use Louisiana shrimp if you can get 'em, and you barbecue them in your oven instead of outdoors — perfect if you live somewhere with cold fall weather. Asian chili garlic sauce adds some extra spice to this mouth-watering dish.
On Oct. 10, singer and composer Solomon Burke — known as the King of Rock 'N Soul — passed at age 70. Spanning gospel, soul, and blues, Burke's songs and style have won him several film and TV appearances and a Grammy Award, as well as numerous other honors.
Jelly Roll Justice is going to New York to catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presenting “Jazz Meets Clave” (Thursday through Saturday, October 21st through the 23rd, in the Rose Theatre). Jelly Roll will then attend the “Smokin' Jazz Sessions of Chucho Valdés with The Afro-Cuban Messengers” (Friday and Saturday, October 22nd and 23rd in the Allen Room).
On this week’s program, we preview the upcoming Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, held annually by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. In addition to music from the likes of Irma Thomas, Brother Tyrone and Cyril Neville, Luther Kent talks about discovering the music of Benny Latimore, and Ernie Vincent gives us the lowdown on the blues.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum will host the Words In Food Symposium: "Eating in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin" on October 2-3. Topics include everything from rum to the cultural impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with speakers like James Carville, Nancy Castillo, Windell Curole, and many more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Don Jamison Heritage School of Music will hold auditions on Saturday, October 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Auditions are open to ages 11 to 17 from the greater New Orleans area.