Barbara Sparks, born Barbara Joiner on November 11th, 1943, died peacefully after a lengthy illness. Ms. Sparks was well known in the Mardi Gras Indian community and was inducted in the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame in 1999.
It might be the end of the Creole Tomato season, but there are still plenty of good tasting 'maters out there. Who doesn't like a good tomato soup? Plus, this recipe is much better than anything you can find in a can. How about a nice tomato soup for a hot day?
It's four days of fun, Louis Armstrong style. It starts with with the Satchmo Art Show on Wednesday, and continues with a world-renowned Symposium from Thursday to Sunday, the Satchmo Club Strut on Frenchmen on Friday night, and a free 2-day music festival at the Mint on Saturday and Sunday.
During Jazz Fest, WWOZ celebrates two of the senses that give our city soul — food and music. We’re creating a cookbook of recipes from local New Orleans musicians. We want our local musicians to be part of the excitement by submitting their favorite recipes for the cookbook.
The Essence Festival is a celebration of African American music and culture that takes place during the Fourth of July weekend at the Superdome in New Orleans. "The Party with a Purpose," as the Essence Fest is called, includes seminars, work shops and an art fair.