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National Underwear Day in New Orleans

Fri, 08/12/16
Paraders in this "National Underwear Day" (August 5, 2016) gathering in the Bywater attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Wearing Only Underpants/Knickers." With 2,442 participants, the record is likely! Official confirmation from Gui... Read more

5 things to know for 8/12-8/18

Fri, 08/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) New Orleans jazz ambassador Pete Fountain passed away on Saturday, August 6 at the age of 86. Local music writer Keith Spera recently published a fitting memorial piece on Fountain in the Advocate, calling him a "one-of-a-kind New Orleans character." Well worth a read. F... Read more

Honoring Mercedes "Queen Mercy" Stevenson

Fri, 08/12/16
Mercedes "Miss Mercy" Stevenson is one of the first Big Queens of the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, founded by legendary vocalist George "Jolly" Landry. The early Wild Tchoupitoulas Queens wore headdresses, carried fans, and liberally added velvet, marabous, and be... Read more

Music education with Leo Nocentelli 8/27

Wed, 08/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
On August 27 at 7:30p, legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli will appear at Le Petit Theatre to perform, lecture, demonstrate and engage with the audience on his mastery of the guitar. He will also discuss the art of sampling, the music business, music publishing, songwriters'... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Tue, 08/09/16

New music spotlight: Bamboula 2000

Tue, 08/09/16
Bamboula 2000 integrates a modern soul sound with African, Caribbean, and jazz influences-- thus their latest album, Up From Congo Square, is quite appropriately titled. Bamboula 2000 pays tribute to their drumming and dancing ancestors in Congo Square's long and storied hi... Read more

Shotgun Boogie

Mon, 08/08/16
Shotgun Boogie is an original documentary series about the social, cultural, and musical landscape of New Orleans and how the city has changed over the past decade from independent filmmaker Michele Boreggi. Through the voices of local musicians, filmmaker Michele Boreggi s... Read more

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio

Sat, 08/06/16
Wendal Williams plays bass with The Sidemen of Austin, Texas.  Of course, Saturday night is gig night so Wendal always works until at least 11pm. Austin closes at 2am.  Last Saturday night, a shooter killed one and wounded three other in the parking lot where Wendal always ... Read more

In Memoriam: Pete Fountain

Sat, 08/06/16
Famous New Orleans jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Beverly, their three children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a long and industrious career... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/05/16

Sat, 08/06/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Memphis George Semper 02:17 Makin Waves 2016/8/5 22:00:52 2 Strange Man Dorothy Love Coates 04:07 The Essential Gospel Sampler 2016/8/5 22:03:19 3 i'll keep m... Read more

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