1 hr ago
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience rolls out the food trucks
The big news at this year's New Orleans Wine and Food Experience Royal Street Stroll was the addition of gourmet food trucks.
5 hrs ago
NOWFE, Saints and Sinners, Greek Fest and more Friday around New Orleans
NOWFE, Saints and Sinners, Greek Fest and a host of other events make for an exciting Friday in New Orleans.
7 hrs ago
Myshkin returns to New Orleans to perform, record
Former New Orleans musician Myshkin, a geographically restless artist who's more jazz-poet-chanteuse than conventional singer-songwriter, is back in Louisiana for a spring visit.
11 hrs ago
Rolling with Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
Here's a newish music video that's worth a look. Its title, "Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns - Bloody Sunday Sessions" needs a little elaboration.
16 hrs ago
Early jazz influences: from New Orleans to American fine art
Virgil Thompson, an American composer and critic, said, " Jazz is the most astounding spontaneous musical event to take place anywhere since the Reformation." That is quite the statement: the most astounding spontaneous musical event since the Reformation.
20 hrs ago
Using jazz to teach concepts of democracy
A Loyola University of New Orleans faculty member is among educators and musicians who teamed this week to use elements of jazz to teach the concept of democracy.
The 19 Benefit, Saints and Sinners, NOWFE and more Thursday in New Orleans
Donald Harrison Jr., big chief of the Congo Nation, co-presents and performs at the 19 Benefit at Tipitina's, May 22, 2013.
Wed May 22, 2013
New Orleans music 'Hot Picks' for Monday, May 27, 2013: Johnny Sketch, Louis Prima Jr.
Louis Prima Jr., right, and singer Sarah Spiegel bring their act to the Max Lounge in Metairie on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013.
Sterling line-up will bring Joy
Once again Joburg will be jumping with swinging sounds when The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz hits town in August.
Noble Sissle - redefining cultural importance
Last week The Guardian ran a thoughtful editorial about the New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting.
New Orleans music 'Hot Picks' for Saturday, May 25, 2013: Dillinger Escape Plan and more
A drummer, a sousaphonist and a singer-songwriter all lead their respective bands on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
On this day: May 22
A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.
Tue May 21, 2013
New Orleans on JamBase
Jazz Fest 2013 proved as colorful and diverse as New Orleans itself- from the throngs of muddy, die-hard Dave Matthews Band fans slipping and sliding in front of the Acura stage to the hand-raising, hymn-belting Gospel Tent over to the two-stepping Cajun baby boomers catching their favorite Zydeco at the Fais Do Do stage, there was something for ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Cripple Creek Theatre Company makes 'Clybourne Park' an address to remember
It's hardly by chance that Cripple Creek Theatre Co. is staging "Clybourne Park" - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play about the shattering intergenerational shifts of a Chicago neighborhood - amid a New Orleans neighborhood that itself is grappling with social and economic upheaval.
New Orleans music 'Hot Picks' for Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Stanton Moore, Treme Brass Band
Even on a quiet Tuesday, you can savor top-shelf local music in New Orleans. Options for May 21, 2013 include: Stanton Moore is best known as the powerhouse drummer in Galactic, a player equally enamored of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste.
Sun May 19, 2013
Dalai Lama talks globally, boogies locally at Tulane commencement
Like the 2,800 Tulane University graduates massed before him Saturday morning in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Dalai Lama was clearly ready to party.
Sat May 18, 2013
Ruppel Academy science teacher wins Jefferson Parish honors
Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies' staff and students are celebrating because their very own science teacher Emily Miller has been awarded Jefferson Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year.
New Orleans says gunfire won't end 'second lines'
New Orleans officials and cultural advocates say the Mother's Day parade shootings that left 20 people injured won't spell the end of second-line parades, the local tradition that celebrates the city and its people.
Fri May 17, 2013
All Aboard Gala for Homer A. Plessy is June 7 in New Orleans: School News
The second annual All Aboard Gala will be held June 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marigny Opera House, 725 St.