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Why we returned

Sat, 08/28/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
This Sunday, on a certain 5 year anniversary, we will spend very little time reflecting on why most of us had to leave. Instead, we will focus on the reasons that the vast majority of us returned. Join us for two hours of acoustic blues, authentic country and American folk ... Read more

LA Fête Cultural 2010 - pt. 2

Thu, 08/26/10
Authored by Zach
Last night was the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation's LA Fête Cultural 2010, a night of food and music to raise money for oil spill relief. It commemorated the fifth anniversary of the LCEF. I was there for the concert portion of the evening, which kicked off with a s... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian / Katrina Anniversary

Thu, 08/26/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
In observance of the anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians are having events all around town this weekend. These are the ones that I know of, I'm sure there are more. CALLING OUT ALL INDIANS !! On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Mardi Gras Indians Brothers &... Read more

La Fête Cultural 2010

Wed, 08/25/10
Authored by Zach
A lot of big names in New Orleans music will be sharing the stage tonight as the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation hosts La Fête Cultural 2010. Artists include Terrence Simien & Zydeco Experience, Tab Benoit's Swampland Jam, Cyrill Neville, and the Shannon Powell. It's ... Read more

Duke Ellington's "New Orleans Suite"

Tue, 08/24/10
Authored by Elizabeth Meneray
George Wein commissioned Duke Ellington to pen "New Orleans Suite" for the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival, and Duke did not disappoint. I'm listening to it now, and think it would be a fine way to spend some time reflecting on the disaster of five years ago and glorying in... Read more

Magic Moment from Muffin and Jamie Bernstein

Mon, 08/23/10

"5K: Reflection, Resilience, Recovery – 5 Years After Katrina and the Levee Breach"

Mon, 08/23/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we remember the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures by reviewing the ongoing recovery with music poetry and interviews.Music about Katrina and New Orleans runs throughout the show.  Along the way, we visit the Southern... Read more

A Remembrance of Clyde Kerr, Jr.

Sun, 08/22/10
Authored by Charles Burchell
Join me Monday, August 23 on Jazz from the French Market as we look back on the musical presence of Clyde Kerr Jr. who passed away a couple of weeks ago. We'll talk in-studio with Jonathan Bloom, Education Coordinator for the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola Unive... Read more

Blindfold Test!

Sun, 08/22/10
Authored by Elizabeth Meneray
In Downbeat Magazine, there's a section in the back entitled, "Blindfold Test," where DB would pose a series of recordings to a jazz artist and ask him to identify the musician merely by listening. I learned to identify jazz artists in the same way, through random "blindfol... Read more

Listening to the music

Wed, 08/18/10
Authored by Murf Reeves
Caught some great music last night. First up, Matt Perrine, Paul Sanchez and John Rankin at the Columns hotel. I believe John Rankin has a regular gig at the Columns( don't hold me to that) but on this night, he had two accomplices elevating the music to an even better le... Read more

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