In the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on June 17 and 19, the St. Bernard Project will hold a benefit cocktail party and dinner on a restored 1926 railway car featuring top Crescent City chefs and Patrón Tequila cocktails. Proceeds go to assisting fishermen and their families affected by the BP oil disaster.
Dafnis Prieto's Si o Si Quartet with Peter Apfelbaum were spectacular openers on the last day of the 12th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sunday June 13th. Prieto's tremendous change of pace, brilliant rhythms, tonal perfection made you forget at times he is a drummer --- and when he did a racing 'SCAT' that was reminiscent of South Indian vocal ragas, he brought the house down.
Check out photo highlights from recent live events on the 'OZ Facebook page, including pictures from Delfeayo Marsalis's Oct. 25 live performance at WWOZ's studio with members of the Uptown Jazz Orchestra!
The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca hit home once again after seeing Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at Le Petit Theatre. The guitars, the voices, the poses, the pain, they were all there in front of me, beautifully alive in the performance.
This month's recipe comes to us from Dr. Julie A. Holmes of Ruston, Louisiana. She's whipped up an amazing dessert of fried cheesecake bites with a warm Louisiana peach coulis that's sure to put a delicious topper on just about any meal.
The 16th annual Essence Music Festival returns to the Superdome in New Orleans July 4th weekend, with performers including Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Irma Thomas, and Dumpstaphunk. Daytime seminars at the Morial Convention Center will feature Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, Jada Pinkett-Smith and many more. And don't miss the official after-parties at the Metropolitan!
The French Market's Creole Tomato Festival begins with the Treme Brass Band this Friday morning and continues through the weekend with cooking demos, kids activities, and tons more music from the Preservation Hall Stars, Fredy Omar, and more. Come visit the 'OZ Outreach Booth while you're there!