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2.2 million images from first 100 years of photography now available

Wed, 05/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Europeana Collections recently made 2.2 milion images from the first 100 years of photography's existence available for browsing, searching, and download on their website. The collection includes images and documents from 50 European institutions in 34 different countri... Read more

Video: Kristin Diable 'I Know A Man'

Wed, 05/24/17
The great free concert series, Wednesday at the Square, run by Young Leadership Council New Orleans at Lafayette Square, is coming to an end of its spring 2017 season. WWOZ was there to broadcast and video stream live from the event on March 29, 2017 with performances from ... Read more

Robert Cray & Bobby Rush to headline 2017 Crescent Blues & BBQ Fest

Mon, 05/22/17
The 12th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 13-15 at Lafayette Square, announced its 2017 headliners today. Fans will be treated to performances from Grammy Award winners Robert Cray and Bobby Rush. Rush also performed at this festival in 2014. Check o... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/19/17

Sat, 05/20/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Hot Fun in the Summertime    Freddy Robinson    02:56    Hot Fun in the Summertime 2    Abraham    Ruthie Foster    04:42    Joy Comes Back 3    Stealing In The Name Of The Lord    dimmy Wonder    02:34    Full Up (bunny 'striker' Lee's 4    He Called Me Baby    Ella Wa... Read more

R&B Show 5/18/17

Thu, 05/18/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Really (Part 1)    Johnny Jones & The Imperial 7    02:14    Night Train To Nashville - Music City Rhythm And Blues, 1945-1970 (Disc 2) 2    Florence    Paragons    02:44    Encyclopedia Of Doo Wop 3    Bila    Versatones    02:14    Encyclopedia Of Doo Wop 4    Leroy   ... Read more

New from John Papa Gros: 'Cocaine & Chicken Fricassée'

Thu, 05/18/17
Lots of great new videos out from New Orleans artists this week! The latest comes from John Papa Gros and his song 'Cocaine and Chicken Fricassée.'  The song collects narratives from Papa Grows Funk’s long-running Monday night residency at the Maple Leaf. Gros offers that t... Read more

5 things to know for 5/19 - 5/25

Thu, 05/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) The Midcity Bayou Boogaloo returns to Bayou St. John this weekend. Scheduled performers include Jon Cleary, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tank & the Bangas, The Deslondes, and New Breed Brass Band. Check out the full lineup here. 2) Two second line parades will hit the streets on ... Read more

Ol' Man River is going back to DelFest

Thu, 05/18/17
Authored by Ol' Man River
    Happy festival season to all! Last summer I had the opportunity to attend a number of festivals outside of New Orleans and shared those experiences here. I hope to do the same this summer and am happy to announce that next week I will be attending my second DelFest. Del... Read more

2017 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Fest

Wed, 05/17/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
  The 2017 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, happens in Armstrong Park on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Get your dancing shoes on and clear out that stomach because there's some hot tunes and good eats. NOTE... Read more

Video: Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at Blues & BBQ Fest

Wed, 05/17/17
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, 69, is one of the last blues musicians known for what is labeled "the Bentonia sound" made most famous by Skip James. He is also the proprietor of one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi, the Blue Front in Bentonia (population 440). In the mid-2000... Read more

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