The French Market’s Annual Creole Tomato Festival happens along a three-block stretch of the Market between Dumaine and Barracks in the lower French Quarter. This year's fest feautres an expanded music lineup, including Erica Falls (left) as well as great food, kids' activities and more.
For your hump day viewing pleasure, here's the late New Orleans R&B legend Eddie Bo at Le Divan du Monde ('The Divan of the World') in Paris, October 2007, doing "Mustang Sally", a song made famous by Wilson Pickett in the mid-1960s.
Tune in this week for music by the Ed Barrett Trio as well as Twangorama. In addition to an hour of guitar-centric music on this program, we visit Bart Bell (Crescent Sausage and Pie Company), one of the local chefs competing in the upcoming New Orleans Navy Week Cook off. We meet with comedian Chris Trew from The New Movement Theater, an improv-school and comedy venue.
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005. Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neighborhood resource in jeapordy. This Friday the Lower 9th Ward Village will be holding a benefit concert featurin
Founding member of Galactic (and Garage A Trois, Dragon Smoke, and his eponymous Trio, etc), Met'ry's own Stanton Moore is also a teacher who "travels around the world teaching New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos".
If you missed their set at Jazz Fest, check out his hour-and-ten minute performance by Hurray For The Riff Raff in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 3, 2014, part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook.