This month's recipe is from chef/restaurateur Donald Link, owner of Herbsaint and Cochon, two of New Orleans' favorite eateries. His skillet jambalaya calls for andouille, chicken and Louisiana shrimp, though you can always make substitutions if one of these becomes difficult to find.
The 2010 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in partnership with The French Market's Creole Tomato Festival and the Louisiana Seafood Festival, lands in New Orleans at the Old U.S. Mint on June 11-13
Check out Darryl " dancing man 504 " Young this weekend @ the Broadmoor fest this Saturday, May 15, 4:30. He'll be @ the opening of the Wilson Charter School, located in Broadmoor. ( He'll also be starting early @ his house across the street from Wilson.
Brandon Franklin, saxophonist with TBC Brass Band and assistant band director at O. Perry Walker High School, was murdered on May 9 at the age of 22. There will be a Peace Walk in his memory on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollygrove neighborhood.
A ruptured well continues to spew millions of gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering wetlands and crippling the coast's fishing industry. Check out our online resources related to this catastrophe, as well as photos from the Gulf Aid benefit concert and videos that will inspire you to get involved.
Sweet Home New Orleans is sponsoring free instrument repairs this Wednesday and Thursday (May 12-13) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the organization's office, 831 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. A mobile repair shop (The Horn Doctor) is traveling from Kansas to New Orleans to repair instruments for any musician who needs it.
Lena Horne, a singer and actress who became one of the most popular entertainers of the last century, died May 9 at age 92. Horne’s musical career continued into the late ‘90s. One of her final recordings was a duet with Frank Sinatra on the song “Embraceable You.” Thousands attended her funeral in New York City on May 14.