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Video/photos: Valley of Silent Men 2023

Tue, 08/29/23
Sunday was the hottest day ever recorded in New Orleans, yet the Valley of Silent Men did not hesitate to come out — with style and great dancing as they kick off every second line season! Keep up with all the latest this year via route sheets, interviews, video, photos, an... Read more

Video: Uptown Swingers 2023

Mon, 06/26/23
Scenes from a hot Uptown Swingers second line parade yesterday, concluding the 2022-23 second line season!  Valley of Silent Men will kick off the 2023-24 season at the end of August. The full schedule will be posted on WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets.  Read more

Video: Big Nine Second Line Parade 2022

Sun, 12/18/22
Big Nine Second Line Parade makes its way down St. Claude Avenue in the 9th Ward this afternoon! This video shows the first minutes of the parade. It went on for four more hours, through the Upper and Lower 9th Wards, including a stop at the recently re-opened House of Danc... 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

Photos: Black Men of Labor 2022

Fri, 10/28/22
This year, the Black Men of Labor (BMOL) decided to substitute their annual parade for a global ecumenical service, an event driven by BMOL's ongoing efforts to recognize the past and appreciate the importance of paying it forward. BMOL President Fred Johnson wrote that ".... Read more

Ole & Nu Style Fellas Back-to-School Bookbag Giveaway

Wed, 07/13/22
The Ole & Nu Style Fellas present a back-to-school bookbag giveaway! They will be giving out FREE backpacks on Saturday, July 23 from 12pm-6pm at Lemman Playground (628 N. Claiborne Ave). The club welcomes all of their family/friends, nonprofits, entrepreneuers, community ... Read more

Original CTC Steppers Back to School supply giveaway

Wed, 07/13/22
The Original C.T.C. Steppers will host their annual back-to-school supply giveaway on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Oliver Bush Playground (2500 Fats Domino Ave.) Read more

Video: Backstreet Cultural Museum Renewal

Tue, 07/12/22
The Backstreet Cultural Museum hosted a Grand Opening for their new location on Saturday, July 9, 2022. A second line led by Benny Jones & the Treme Brass Band started at the museum's original location (1116 Henriette Delille) and made its way to the new spot at 1531 St. Ph... Read more

Backstreet Cultural Museum Grand Opening

Wed, 07/06/22
The Backstreet Cultural Museum will host a Grand Opening for their new location on Saturday, July 9. A second line led by Benny Jones & the Treme Brass Band will start at 4pm at the museum's original location (1116 Henriette Delille) and head to the Backstreet's new spot at... Read more

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