So many of the images in the opening episode of HBO’s 2nd season’s premier of Treme resonate with the pictures of New Orleans that I carry in my mind’s eye--an eye that has been richly provisioned by this city over a lifetime.
With the new season of Treme starting up, one thing that I fret about from time to time is: how many of us will start playing ourselves, instead of just being ourselves? When we start representing our culture and music (and not just living it), we start down the road that ends in Disneyland, or some variation of it, with a roped off area for the tourists to visit to see how “we live” - or, make that "lived".
Get ready New Orleans; the Poor Clares will soon all be back in town to celebrate their 20th year anniversary playing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as one of the premium Irish bands to come out of the Crescent City.
On Wednesday April 27, a full funeral mass will be held at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, at 6:00 PM. Following the service, the community will step off in a Second Line tribute led by the famed Tremé Brass Band. Continue reading to learn more about the beloved Apple Barrel regular and street musician, "Slewfoot."
A three day celebration of the cuisine, culture and music of Louisiana, sponsored by the American Culinary Federation visiting chefs. With special musical performances and cooking demonstrations throughout the French Market, in honor of the resilience of Louisiana's people and environment.