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A Cure for Pain

Fri, 10/22/10
Morphine lives on in The Members of Morphine, with Jeremy Lyons AKA The Ever Expanding Elastic Wasteband. They played live today on the Blues Breakdown, community radio style, raw and minimal. See them tonight, here in New Orleans, at D.B.A. on Frenchman Street. The band fe... Read more

Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall

Wed, 10/20/10
Authored by Big D
On May 5, 1885 a group of civic-minded African American residents of the village of Mandeville, led by the late Olivia Eunio, created the Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Association. A decade later the organization laid a cornerstone and in 1895 constructed a small wooden b... Read more

This is How We Do It!

Tue, 10/19/10
Authored by Christy
The Original Prince of Wales social and pleasure club held their 82nd annual second line this past Sunday, October 10th, starting and ending at the Rock Bottom lounge on Tchoupitoulas. Lead by club leader Joe Stern a.k.a "White Boy Joe", The Prince of Wales is one of t... Read more

Lloyd Price Visits Billy Delle on Records from the Crypt

Tue, 10/19/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
On Wednesday, October 20, "Mr. Personality" Lloyd Price will visit Billy Delle at WWOZ at around 7 p.m. Price is a legendary New Orleans-based R&B singer whose hit "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" brought him national fame in 1952. Read more

Bone Tone Brass Band

Sat, 10/16/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
BONE TONE BRASS BAND Check out Bone Tone Brass Band this Sunday @ Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. from 5-6 p.m. It's a free show, & seating is limited, so, get there early !! Read more

Extreme Gardening with a Man Named Pearl!

Fri, 10/15/10
One of the things that saved my life after a series of unfortunate events was A Man Named Pearl. I am talking about Pearl Fryar from Bishopville South Carolina. Pearl is an artist in the most purest form. A folk artist. A genius. A black man in a small southern town, who w... Read more

Going Latin Jazzing in New York

Sun, 10/10/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Jelly Roll Justice is going to New York to catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presenting “Jazz Meets Clave” (Thursday through Saturday, October 21st through the 23rd, in the Rose Theatre). Jelly Roll will then attend the “Smokin' Jazz Sessions ... Read more

COOKIN' AND JAMMIN'

Mon, 09/27/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
ATTENTION ALL YOU ART BLAKEY & JAZZ MESSENGER FANS !! Noted music & food writer, Sandy Warren, has a new book out, " Cookin' and Jammin" . Sandy writes of her life with Art, & her promise to him , the fruition of this book. Sandy will be in New Orleans the week of Oct. 7 -... Read more

Casting Spells on Canal Street

Sun, 09/26/10
Meanwhiile, back in another part of town,… A small crowd gathered to see a wild eyed madman torture his guitar until it bled the truth, in red white and blue. I sat back in the shadows fearing his laser beam eyes would sear a hole through my brain. My head was dizzy and my... Read more

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA !!!

Thu, 09/23/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
HAVEN TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PRESENTS THE 4th ANNUAL GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA & ART art work by Brother Roscoe Reddix, Sr. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 1238 JOLIET STREET ( corner Plum) 3:00P.M. COME HEAR & ENJOY Brot... Read more

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