For your weekend viewing pleasure: 56 minutes of the funkiest soul ever dished up, courtesy of James Brown (1933-2006), in Bologna for Italian television in 1971. This is the entire broadcast, including a long-ish intro and several subsequent short interruptions by the show's host, mostly voice-overs. (They happen at 1:35-4:00; 5:10-5:35; 15:50-16:10; 27:32-29:00; and 37:00-37:15.
In this Ultimate Shrimp and Squash Casserole, summer produce and gulf shrimp are brought together and seasoned to mouthwatering effect. Thanks to Louisiana Cookin’ columnist Frank Davis for this concoction designed to highlight the bounty of the garden.
NOCCA and several partner organizations are hosting events honoring Homer Plessy's legacy, on June 7 from 10a-10p. Plessy's 1892 arrest at Royal and Press Streets, and subsequent Supreme Court case, was a landmark in the fight against segregation. Plessy Day commemorates ta long struggle for civil rights in Louisiana.
Summertime means a full slate of free shows at Tipitina's. The Foundation Free Concert Series begins with the John "Papa" Gros Allstars on Friday, June 6, and runs through September. This season's line-up is the most exciting yet and also includes a Brass Band Blowout on June 13.
This week we collide new and old music, all locally recorded, performed by artists Theresa Andersson, Treme Brass Band, The Dynamites, + more. We visit Libra Lagrone at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to talk about “Ogden after Hours" and Neil Barclay from the Contemporary Arts Center.
The Honorable South hails from New Orleans and combines elements of rock, funk, soul, and folk to create "electric soul rock-n-roll". Writing about their debut Jazz Fest performance last month, Alex Rawls observed on My Spilt Milk that vocalist/songwriter Ms.
If you haven't seen it yet, the exhibition 30 Americans at the CAC ends June 15. The exhibition has received much national acclaim and occupies all three floors of the CAC’s gallery space. 30 Americans is organized and drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami and includes more than 70 works by 31 emerging and established African-American artists working within a variety of mediums.