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!
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This week, we enjoy the sounds of songwriters from all over the Crescent City—a place so dedicated to art that the Greek Muses have streets named after them. We'll hear from John Boutté, Andrew Duhon, Paul Sanchez and more.
Dr. Michael White is one of the most important figures in the preservation of New Orleans' traditional jazz. But his strong roots in tradition haven't stopped him from pushing boundaries with adventurous groups like Seguenon Kone's Fatien Ensemble. Check out our profile of this great educator, historian, bandleader and musician.
The first annual New Orleans Oyster Festival rolls on in the French Quarter despite the BP oil disaster. The festival features performances by Irma Thomas, Bonerama and more, plus shucking & eating contests and cooking demos. Proceeds from the event will go to the Save Our Coast Foundation.
WWOZ is co-sponsoring a fundraiser at Bayou Barriere Golf Club in Belle Chasse, LA, on Monday, June 7. All proceeds will go to the United Way Oil Spill Assistance Fund to benefit those directly affected by the BP oil disaster. Help support our fishermen and their families while you enjoy food, fun and live music by the Storyville Stringband of New Orleans.