Our favorite public station in Seattle posted this video the other day: Hurray for the Riff Raff performing live in the KEXP studio, recorded last October. It's a four-song set ("Look Out Mama", "The Body Electric", "Crash On The Highway", and "The New San Francisco Bay Blues"), including tunes from the new album Small Town Heroes.
This week we collide new and old music, all locally recorded, performed by artists Theresa Andersson, Treme Brass Band, The Dynamites, and more. In addition to the music, we visit Libra Lagrone at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to talk about the element of storytelling in their “Ogden after Hours." We also meet with Neil Barclay, the new executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center, to talk about the special live performance programming of this season.
Several local organization join forces to put on a MLK Birthday Party for Children. The program will include a historical presentation by local Freedom Rider Dodie Smith-Simmons (pictured at left), a Jazz performance, music tribute by Big Chief Brian Nelson, complimentary books for children, and birthday/King Cake.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture. Deadline is March 10. Click through for more application information.
If you've got the time this weekend, here's a smoking hot, hour-and-ten-minutes-long concert by CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. It was origninally webcast live on September 21, 2013, from the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., part of a regular concert series.
Spring semester 2014 auditions for the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's principal music education program , will take place at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Dillard University's Cook Fine Arts Center.
This month's recipe comes from Langlois Culinary Crosscroads. Chef and owner Amy Cyrex Sins writes: The dish is perfect for this time of year because it bridges the winter and spring seasons. We’re currently in citrus season, but the produce has to be picked before it gets hit with a blast of cold weather. It’s the perfect way to get two seasons out of your produce.