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Rhythm Room Playlist 05/22/15

Sat, 05/23/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Rhythm Room Playlist for 05/22/15. Read more

Vieux Carré Digital Survey

Fri, 05/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
French Quarter history buffs can dig this-- the Historic New Orleans Collection's Vieux Carré Survey is available online. The database includes extensive records of nearly every property within the Quarter, including historical, architectural, legal, and sociological inform... Read more

R & B Show 5/21/15

Thu, 05/21/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the R & B Show playlist for 5/21/15. Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins, "What'd I Say"

Wed, 05/20/15
Authored by David Stafford
Legendary Texas country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinare Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1982) demonstrates his distinctive fingerstyle in this cover of the classic Ray Charles song "What'd I Say". Hopkins' New York Times obit called him "one of the great... Read more

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience -- 2015

Tue, 05/19/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in the Big Easy, showcasing what the city does best. In its 23rd year, this New Orleans festival has become one of most incredible culinary events in the nation, attracting over 10,000 gourmands and con... Read more

The Heptones, "I Shall Be Released"

Mon, 05/18/15
Authored by David Stafford
Jamaican vocal group the Heptones, backed by the Dutch musicans the High Notes, with their reggae cover of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released". The Heptones recorded this song twice, first in 1969 for Studio One and then in 1976 at Lee "Scratch" Perry's Black Ark studio for t... Read more

Bayou Boogaloo 2015: May 15-17

Sun, 05/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is coming up this weekend, marking the unofficial start to summer for many Mid-City dwellers. This free 3-day family-friendly music and arts festival was started in 2005 and is held on the banks of Bayou St. John. It features live music, a huge v... Read more

The Soul Ride Playlist, 5/15/15, complete

Sat, 05/16/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
Playlist for The SoulRide, May 15th, 2015, including what was skipped.. _________________________________________________________________________________ Artist                           Title                                           Album                           Play... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05 15 15

Sat, 05/16/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Rhythm Room Playlist for 05/15/15. Read more

Your opinion is needed!

Wed, 05/13/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
Who is your favorite singer?  New Orleans based, male and female.  I use the word “favorite” purposely first of all because choosing the “best” of anything is such a subjective thing, and then also to spotlight lesser-known or hardly-mentioned singers who might be just as g... Read more

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