Funeral services for Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis will take place Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. Visitation will take place between 4:00 and 7:00 pm Friday at the Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue. On Saturday, January 31, a second Visitation will take place at 8 am in the Xavier University Convocation Center at 7900 Stroelitz Street, immediately followed by services at 10:00 am. A full funeral procession with a hundred Mardi Gras Indians in full dress will pay tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis at the close of services, leaving the Xavier Convocation Center with interment at Providence Park Cemetery.
Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, at Lusher Charter School, part of the Positive Vibrations Foundation's Summer Concert Series for 2014, doing Gershwin's "Summertime". For all our friends up in the frozen north this January day.
With her band the Reclines, here's k.d. lang in a vinatage 1980s appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, doing two songs: "Down To My Last Cigarette" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them." These are cuts from the 1988 album Shadowland; produced by Owen Bradley, it's lang's homage to the classic Nashville sound.
New Orleans jazz traditionalists The Smoking Time Jazz Club will be celebrating the release of their new studio album, "Everything Is Righteous," on Sunday, February 1 from 9pm-11:30pm at the Allways Lounge. This is a fun and rare opportunity to catch this band outside of their usual French Quarter/Frenchmen Street haunts.
In this television appearance, Louis Prima, a former student at Warren Easton and Jesuit Highs, rips through a medley of four songs in just three-and-a-half minutes: "When You're Smiling," "C'è La Luna," "Zooma Zooma," and "Oh Marie Awesome." He's performing with Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses.
What an uplifting sight! The 504K Run and Festival for Our Music happened on a recent Sunday morning, (February 8), and more than 1000 runners, walkers, and dancers participated. DJ Brice Nice and the Big Easy Roller Girls were on the scene. Students of Make Music NOLA delivered a unique National Anthem and the McDonogh 35 Brass Band brought the funk. In addition to the race and music, we raffled off Piano Night tickets, a guitar, and a brass pass.