A traditional King Cake is circular in shape to represent a crown, and decorated with sugar tinted in the classic Carnival colors---green, gold, and purple, symbolizing faith, power, and justice. If you're tired of eating grocery store King Cake and want a great recipe to use as a jumping off point (cherry cream cheese with pecans, anyone?) try this out.
HBO’s Treme hosted the 2nd Annual “My Darlin’ New Orleans” Auction and Celebrity Gala and raised over $100,000 to be split by The Roots of Music and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Check out photo highlights from the evening's celebration.
The great jazz and second line drummer Herlin Riley, veteran of dozens of recordings playing with the greats, from Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis to the present-day Kermit Ruffins and more, and rhythm maker for countless live bands including his own, comes to visit me, Raymond on The Morning Set and at The Jazz Crossroads at 8:30 a.m. CST, Friday, February the 11th, 2011.
New Orleans' own Spencer Bohren will be visiting the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus as the Artist-in-Residence from February 14-18th. Performing on/lecturing about the Americana music he has played and studied his whole life, the event ends in a cumulative concert. Check it out!