Baby Dolls

Baby Dolls Blessings of the Streets

Thu, 01/11/24
The Baby Dolls will be out for a Blessings of the Streets on Saturday, January 13 at 11am in the courtyard at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Please enter the Barracks Street entrance to access the Courtyard. The Baby Dolls will come together in full regalia from past carnival... Read more

In Memoriam: Miriam Batiste Reed

Fri, 06/23/23
The Baby Dolls of New Orleans were out in full force last Saturday to celebrate the life of Baby Doll Miriam Batiste Reed, who died on June 3, 2023, at the age of 97. She was an important bridge between generations for New Orleans Mardi Gras culture and was "the link betwee... Read more

House of Dance & Feathers Grand Reopening

Mon, 11/28/22
On behalf of Charlotte "Minnie" Lewis, the Neighborhood Story Project invites you to the reopening of the House of Dance & Feathers, the beloved community-based museum was founded by her husband, the late Ronald W. Lewis in 2003. The space, located at 1317 Tupelo Street in ... Read more

All Saints Day Commemoration

Fri, 10/28/22
The Backstreet Cultural Museum presents the 23rd annual All Saints' Day Commemoration on Tuesday, November 1 at Broadside (600 N. Broad St.). Free entry.  This year's honorees include Big Chief Ray "Hatchet" Blazio of the Wild Apache, Big CHief Keelian "Dump" Boyd of the Y... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund app deadline

Tue, 07/20/21
CLICK HERE TO APPLY The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More About the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Here. The purpose of this grant is to aid Louisiana B... Read more

Interview: Joell Lee of Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls

Mon, 02/08/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Joell Lee of the Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls. They discuss the possibility of uniting different Baby Doll groups, the Baby Dolls' representation of strong womanhood, how they design their ou... Read more

Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls Virtual Banner Raising

Wed, 01/06/21
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Interview: Devin De Wulf of Feed The Second Line

Wed, 09/09/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Devin Dewulf of the Krewe of Red Beans gets on the phone with Action Jackson about their efforts to buy groceries for the city's older culture bearers, how the effort is employing some out-of-work musicians, what you can do to support ... Read more

In Memoriam: Sylvester Francis

Tue, 09/01/20
Sylvester Francis, founder and proprietor of the Backstreet Cultural Museum, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Francis officially opened the Treme museum at 1116 Henriette DeLille Street in 1999. But its origins can be traced back to the 1970s when he paraded with the Gentl... Read more

Interview: Baby Doll Butterfly Jan of Treme Baby Dolls

Sat, 02/22/20
Listen in as Action Jackson sits down with Baby Doll Butterfly Jan of Treme Baby Dolls and LJ, special assistant to Oscar Diggs, captain of krewedelusion. They discuss what a Baby Doll is, the first Baby Dolls in the city in the 1910s or 1920s, Jan's work honoring mothers a... Read more

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