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The Mayor’s Sculpture Garden – Almost

The Roots of Music Cultural Sculpture Garden in Armstrong Park is open now, sort of. The project that Mayor C. Ray Nagin shepherded through channels despite some controversy over a […]

Stars Celebrate Bobby Charles

When Bobby Charles passed away last January, friends quietly worried that didn’t seem to be any musical tributes to the Louisiana songwriting legend forthcoming. A few months later, they finally […]

Those Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

I cannot believe the weather this week—in between Jazz Fest 2010 weekends. It has been so lovely—just more of those picture-perfect days in New Orleans. Am hoping and praying this […]

Oh, Tart!

Notes: Thumbs up for the lemon tart at our Treme-watching party last night. Very, very lemony (desired effect) but a bit too puddingy (hello? SIX eggs! what did I expect?). […]

Jazz Fest Week One: Quick Thoughts

The Revivalists set the bar high for showmanship when they opened the Gentilly Stage on Friday. Not only did they bring guests out before noon—the Rebirth Brass Band—but they also […]

Pizza, Pizza!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Gia Prima, wife of the late Louis Prima, and she told me a story of how fellow Italians used to call her and […]

If We Knew What We Were Doing …

Friday, Lt.-Governor (for now) Mitch Landrieu held a cultural economy roundtable on the grounds at Jazz Fest, with Irma Thomas, Terrance Simien, Dr. Michael White and OffBeat‘s Jan Ramsey among […]

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Jazz Fest is here and I’m knocking down one more coffee while assembling the day’s supplies (sun screen? check. hand sanitizer? check. bandana? check.). In addition to the new Jazz […]

Festival Frenzy

The annual music frenzy is upon us. Jazz Festers and our clients are coming to the office in droves, coming in to say hello and to pick up mass quantities […]

Grand Canyon Salad Dressing

Every month, I make a big batch of salad dressing to keep on hand in the fridge, stored in recycled mustard and honey bottles. Every time I make it I […]