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On the Future of Live Music in New Orleans

Wed, 10/08/14
An Open Letter from WWOZ General Manager David Freedman to Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council, regarding the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance now before the City Council, and fourteen questions about the consequences of that Ordinance for live music in New Orleans. Read more

Music Films at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, October 16-23

Wed, 10/08/14
Authored by Soul Sister
B.B. King, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, and Nat King Cole are just some of the artists you'll "see" at this year's New Orleans Film Fest. For the fourth year, the New Orleans Film Society presents “keeping {SCORE},” a series of music documentaries bei... Read more

Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, and Jerry Douglas, "The Boxer"

Tue, 10/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Shawn Colvin (guitar), Alison Krauss (violin) and Jerry Douglas (steel guitar) perform Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer." This comes from a 2007 tribute show in Washington, DC, honoring Paul Simon as the winner of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library ... Read more

Beth Patterson, September 19, 2014

Mon, 10/06/14
Raymond Kent talks with Beth Patterson about not winning a Grammy, Cat Stevens, commemorating the Great Hunger with food, not having a bouzouki, and her new tunes. Read more

Carolyn Broussard, September 19, 2014

Mon, 10/06/14
Raymond Kent talks with Carolyn Broussard about the variety of styles she's embraced, growing up in New Iberia, singing in choirs, writing songs, etc. Read more

Bryce Eastwood, September 17, 2014

Mon, 10/06/14
Sondra Bibb talks with Bryce Eastwood , New Orleans saxophonist and composer about the New Orleans Composers Project, compiling transcriptions of music, inspiration from the Silverbook, playing at the Mint and more. Read more

Ruthie Foster, "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face"

Mon, 10/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is coming up October 17-19, and to help get you in the mood, we'll have a selection of blues videos over the next couple of weeks. First up, here's the pride of Gause, Texas, Ruthie Foster, with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's... Read more

170,000 Great Depression Era Photographs Now Available Online

Mon, 10/06/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Secur... Read more

Ebola Panic!!!

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  Ah.  Here in New Orleans, we've seen it already:   Elia Kazan's Panic in the City: One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed (a.k.a. Billy Robinson) of... Read more

Benny Goodman, Live in Copenhagen, 1981

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 52 minutes of Benny Goodman, live in Copenhagen in 1981. Erroneously billed as Goodman's last performance (which actually happened in 1986, during the year of his death), there are guest appearances from Svend Asmussen and Jimmy Maxwell; t... Read more

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