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5 things to know 7/14 to 7/20

Fri, 07/14/17
1.    New Orleans taps into its rich French heritage as the city celebrates a whole week of Bastille Day Fête. On July 14th, New Orleans Museum of Art will host an evening event from 6-9pm featuring music and dancing with local swing band the Bon Bon Vivant, a cooking demon... Read more

Funeral Service for Isaac "Mr. Ike" Edward

Fri, 07/14/17
Authored by David Stafford
A Funeral Service for Isaac "Mr. Ike" Edward, the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian who passed away last week, will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 at D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. A traditional Mard... Read more

New music spotlight: P. J. Morton

Tue, 07/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
When keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and producer PJ Morton is not touring with pop musical act Maroon 5, he is busy creating and releasing solo music under his own label, Morton Records. His latest, Gumbo, recorded at New Orleans’ own Parlor Studios, draws on a wide range ... Read more

The Wanting Live in Studi-OZ 2017 Kitchen Sink Summer of Love Series

Sun, 07/09/17
Tune in this Wednesday July 12 around 10:30 p.m. for the July WWOZ Kitchen Sink 2017 Summer of Love Series Live Broadcasts from Studi-Oz. For the second in our series of Live Broadcast Performances we have the Wanting. The Boudin Cowboy discovered the Wanting at the Michael... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/07/17

Sat, 07/08/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Way Back Home    Jr. Walker & The All Stars    03:44    Rainbow Funk 2    lord deliver me    the original ensemble    02:27    the one-derful! collection vol. 4 - halo records 3    Let It Be    Bill Withers    02:36    Just As I Am 4    I'm Just A Guy    Alton Ellis    ... Read more

Diggin in the Crates - July 7, Murf Reeves

Fri, 07/07/17
  Sometimes, an album surfaces and I have an instant rapport. The connections could be any number of things, but there is a familiarity or comfort, even if the subject matter is not so comfortable.  Really, I think is because the songs are saying how I am feeling.  Tapping ... Read more

In Memoriam: Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward

Fri, 07/07/17
Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward, 94, the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Heritage Manor Nursing of Houma Nursing Home. Born in 1923, he said that he first became fascinated by the Mardi Gras Indians who danced through his Uptown neighborhood. Edward... Read more

5 things to know 7/7 to 7/13

Thu, 07/06/17
1.    San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls, cuts loose July 7-9. The tradition pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, except the bulls are Big Easy Rollergirls and participants from other roller derby leagues across the country. The we... Read more

New music spotlight: Luke Spurr Allen

Wed, 07/05/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Luke Spurr Allen, a fixture of the New Orleans music scene for his work with the Happy Talk Band and part ownership of the music venue Siberia, has released a new album called Pothole Heart. Shortly after Allen’s decision to invest in Siberia, he found out he was going to b... Read more

Running With The Bulls

Tue, 07/04/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  It’s that time of the year again. On Saturday July 8, 2017, the hot streets of New Orleans will resound to a symphony of whiffle bats on unsuspecting behinds in celebration of the 11th San Fermin en Neuva Orleans as the ever-spectacular El Encierro, or Running of The Bu... Read more

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