Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:00pm - Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
According to my own personal calculations, the word will end on Saturday night at midnight. Tune in to WWOZ for the soundtrack, including Radiohead, Johnny Cash and The Blind Boys. Find out if it ends with a bang or a whimper.
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This week we highlight some of the amazing cuisine of the Crescent City while enjoying some music about food, so please bring open ears and an appetite. Our dishes include Holly’s Tamales, Shrimp and Grits, and a red beans recipe.
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.