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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

"You Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya?"

Wed, 06/29/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place! During this week's program, we will explore music from the 1920s when Blues and Jazz were musically closer to one another, and then we'll continue on into the 30s and 40s w... Read more

Burn K-Doe Burn and Ms. Antoinette too! Wednesday Night June 29th on the Kitchen Sink Ten to Twelve Show (10pm to 12am)

Mon, 06/27/11
Join us Wednesday night June 29th from 10:00 p.m. to midnight as we celebrate the lives of Ernie and Ms. Antoinette K-Doe. With the 4th of July and Ernie K-Doe Day approaching we want to remember Ernie and Ms. Antoinette on the upcoming anniversary of Ernie's passing into i... Read more

The Thelonious Monk Institute

Thu, 06/23/11
Authored by Russell Shelton
Russell Shelton looks at the influence of the Thelonious Monk Institute and its plans for the immediate future. Read more

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