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Annual Mardi Gras Indian Show

Wed, 02/03/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
Tune in to the the February 9th New Orleans Music Show from 11 until 2 pm for the annual Mardi Gras Indian Show. We will feature three hours of some of the most unique music to come out of the Crescent City. Special guests will include Mardi Gras Indians from several gangs ... Read more

Frenchmen St. Club Owner and Bands Raise $5K for Haiti

Tue, 02/02/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Bil "Negril" Szarabajka owns two of the hottest clubs on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, The Spotted Cat and Café Negril. On Sunday, January 31, Bil held a Haiti benefit at both of them, raising $5007 for Doctors Without Borders. Read more

New Orleanians Take Home Grammy Awards!

Mon, 02/01/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), led by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, won a Grammy Award for their CD 'Book One' in the Large Jazz Ensemble category. Terence Blanchard also won a Grammy for Best Improvised Solo, and Buckwheat Zydeco took top Zydeco/Cajun honors for his album... Read more

A Preview of the new Preservation Hall record

Sun, 01/31/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
Tune in today to hear a preview of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band playing with Tom Waits, Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger and others.. Read more

Maria Neckam to Visit Jazz From the Market

Thu, 01/28/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Maria Neckam is a singer and songwriter from New York, who was born in Austria and has also lived in the Netherlands. When Maria moved to New York in 2005, she hit the music scene with great success. Since then she has been working as one of the most innovative musicians on... Read more

Mixin' with the Minx

Tue, 01/26/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Like a lot of the women I know, I am a fan of burlesque shows. It’s interesting. Ask most women if they would like to go see burlesque and, most likely, they will jump at the chance. Ask if they want to go and watch another type of ‘exotic’ dancer, and the reaction is rarel... Read more

The Inside View on the Krewe du Vieux

Mon, 01/25/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
As everyone in New Orleans knows, becoming a member of a New Orleans' Mardi Gras Krewe isn't always the easiest thing to accomplish...just try and join Rex...I dare you. But Rex doesn't hold the patent on exclusivity, or popularity. While the big parades that roll on Fat T... Read more

Morphine & Tattoos with The Problem Child

Sat, 01/23/10
Check it out Y'all! Jeremy Lyons will be in the studio, on the Blues Breakdown with members of the band Morphine, Feb. 5th! Baritone Sax man Dana Culley and drummer Jerome Duepree will join Jeremy on Guitar. We're talking unrehearsed and unplugged, live on the air! Just l... Read more

Day two of the International Blues Challenge

Fri, 01/22/10
Authored by Big D
It is the morning of the second full day of the IBC here in Memphis and what a ride. Wed night the International showcase was fantastic, a concert with all of the acts from outside of the US. 12 countries are represented from 5 continents. I was most impressed with the duo ... Read more

The Return of Michael Ray

Mon, 01/18/10
Authored by David Kunian
This Tuesday on the Kitchen Sink, the special guest will be my old running buddy, Sun Ra and Kool and the Gang trumpeter, head honcho of the Cosmic Krewe, and Tone Scientist Extraordinaire MICHAEL RAY!!!!!!! He'll be talking about his new Cosmic Krewe record, the latest ne... Read more

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