New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley, along with his mother, Betty Lastie Williams, paid tribute to the late Mahalia Jackson during this year’s JazzAscona festival. Born on October 26, 1911, Mahalia would have been 100 this year.
A week of ceremony culminated this Saturday, July 16, with funeral services and a memorial second line for BIg Chief Lionel Delpit of the Blackfeather Mardi Gras indians.
Indians from Uptown, Downtown and across the canal, plus members of the Sudan, Revolution, Original Big 9 and other Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, along with various community members, came to pay their respects.
It was the first home game in the Superdome. New Orleans was still a post-Katrina wreck. Remember when Steve Gleason of the Saints blocked an Atlanta Falcon punt and the Saints recovered it in the end zone? Of course you do because every New Orleanian remembers that play as the first time since the storm we New Orleanians were not victims. We were not losers.
Looking for new ways to eat crab outside of the traditional crab boil? Impress your friends with this haute cuisine. With mango, cucumber, crab and shrimp, this is a cool Louisiana riff on a classic and refreshing summer combination.
Body and Soul, the theme of the 27th annual JazzAscona festival in Switzerland, was enhanced by the presence of thirty New Orleans musicians and entertainers. Second line steppers set the mood for Bourbon Street style burlesque shows and the traditional jazz that is always celebrated at this festival.