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Interview: Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons

Sun, 01/31/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons talks to Action Jackson about all the parades that were canceled because of Covid, how a youth center is reaching out to people during the pandemic, his efforts to help young artists record musi... Read more

Photos: Krewe of House Floats

Sun, 01/31/21
New Orleanians have risen to the occasion for this unusual Mardi Gras season. These are just a few of the contributions to the Krewe of House Floats and Krewe of Red Beans' "Hire a Mardi Gras artist" initiative. Read more

Rhythm Room01/29/21

Sat, 01/30/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Am I Asking Too Much? Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 04:03 What Have You Done, My Brother? 2 Stealin' in the Name of the Lord Paul Kelly 03:38 Dirt 3 Heart Of Gold Betty LaVette 02:22 Child Of The Seventies 4 Been So Long Derrick Harriott 02:42 Sings Jamaican Rock Steady... Read more

Video: Esther Rose 'How Many Times'

Tue, 01/26/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Esther Rose released a new video for her song 'How Many Times' today! Check it out below. Read more

King cake for all!

Tue, 01/26/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2021 Mardi Gras season is even more king cake-filled than usual. We've got you covered! Get one from your favorite New Orleans bakery, or try any of these recipes at home.   Here's variety of King Cake recipes: King Cake with cream cheese cinnamon filling King Cake C... Read more

Rhythm Room01/22/21

Sat, 01/23/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tea Legs The Transatlantics 02:43 The Transatlantics 2 Hammerin' Hank 00:32 3 Brand New Day Esther Phillips 04:18 The Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970) Disc 2 4 A Prayer Curtis Mayfield 04:06 Gospel 5 Nice Girl (Vocal Eddie Hinton) Eddie Hinton 02:39 Bandcestors 6 Sitting... Read more

City Park launches "Floats in the Oaks"

Fri, 01/22/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mardi Gras is rolling along the best we can this year and New Orleans City Park, this morning, announced their contribution! "Floats in the Oaks," a fundraiser for the park, allows families to safely participate in a "parade type event" by viewing stationary floats while dr... Read more

Interview: Westbank Steppers president Pal Alexander

Wed, 01/20/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Westbank Steppers president Henry "Pal" Alexander talks to Action Jackson about their charity work, how the club was established, why it's important to have a second line on the West Bank, and more. Hear it all in the player below! Read more

Rhythm Room01/15/21

Sat, 01/16/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Crackle Ska The Higher Notes 03:13 Double Salute 2 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 3 Victory! Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions 04:20 2020 - The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4 4 Out In The Country David Ruffin 03:36 David - Unreleased LP & More 5 Play Me... Read more

French Quarter Festival announces 2021 dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Thu, 01/14/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), the nonprofit organization that produces French Quarter Fest, announces their dates for the 2021 festival. The event will take place September 30-October 3, 2021. In 2022, French Quarter Fest will return to its traditiona... Read more

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