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New Orleans Musical Families Abroad

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Sally Young
New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley, along with his mother, Betty Lastie Williams, paid tribute to the late Mahalia Jackson during this year’s JazzAscona festival.  Born on October 26, 1911, Mahalia would have been 100 this year. To commemorate  her birthday, mother and son, a... Read more

Final Respects for Beloved Big Chief

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Christy
A week of ceremony culminated this Saturday, July 16, with funeral services and a memorial second line for BIg Chief Lionel Delpit of the Blackfeather Mardi Gras indians. Indians from Uptown, Downtown and across the canal, plus members of the Sudan, Revolution, Original Big... Read more

New Orleans Connection to the Women's World Cup

Sat, 07/16/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
It was the first home game in the Superdome.  New Orleans was still a post-Katrina wreck. Remember when Steve Gleason of the Saints blocked an Atlanta Falcon punt and the Saints recovered it in the end zone?  Of course you do because every New Orleanian remembers that play ... Read more

Happy 100th Birthday to Lionel Ferbos

Tue, 07/12/11
Authored by Russell Shelton
Picking up a cornet the same year Miles Davis was born, Lionel Ferbos still has a paying gig every Saturday at The Palm Court Jazz Café, a gig  to which he’s never late! However, this Saturday will be his last gig as a 99 year old, as he’ll be turning 100 years old on Sunda... Read more

"On the Point"

Tue, 07/12/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we enjoy an encore presentation of the Afro-Cuban band, Otra, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2008. We also meet up with Bethany Lemanski from the Wednesdays on the Point community concert series. At our Culinary Crossroad, we sit down with chef... Read more

Swinging Uptown

Mon, 07/11/11
Authored by Christy
The Uptown Swingers held their annual second line on Sunday, June 26.  Here's a few images of how it went down.  All photographs © CGrimes, 2011.   Read more

Jumbo Lump Crab with Citrus and Mango

Tue, 07/05/11
Looking for new ways to eat crab outside of the traditional crab boil? Impress your friends with this haute cuisine. With mango, cucumber, crab and shrimp, this is a cool Louisiana riff on a classic and refreshing summer combination. Read more

"And the Livin’ is Easy"

Tue, 07/05/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program we hear the music of many, including Paul Sanchez, Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse Revue, John Boutte, and Theresa Andersson. To satisfy our appetite we meet up with Mimi Assad, chef of Le Foret and to wet our whistle we preview the upcoming Tales of th... Read more

The Beginning of Music at McDonough 15

Sat, 07/02/11
Authored by Zachary Young
Children at a local school learn music and enrich their learning experience, by Zachary Young Read more

JazzAscona's Body and Soul

Thu, 06/30/11
Authored by Sally Young
Body and Soul, the theme of the 27th annual JazzAscona festival in Switzerland, was enhanced by the presence of thirty New Orleans musicians and entertainers. Second line steppers set the mood for Bourbon Street style burlesque shows and the traditional jazz that is always... Read more

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