Sticking Up For Children is an effort from the New Orleans arts and culture community that connects people, specifically children, parents, and organizations in need, to arts/music and the resources necessary for sustainability and growth.
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the group's seventh release.
Photojournalist and friend of WWOZ Leon Morris discusses and signs his book "Homage: New Orleans" Tuesday, August 18 at the Healing Center. Morris, who has been attending Jazz Fest for 20 years, traces the influence of New Orleans on contemporary music in his book of photos and essays, The Healing Center is displaying a selection of photos from the book through Aug. 30.
With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses:
August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating museum or cultural center, you and a guest can both receive free admission to any of the participating locations in August. Many are also offering membership discounts and special events.