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Music Education…and More

One of New Orleans’ success stories is the New Orleans Center for The Creative Arts (NOCCA), which has just added a culinary program to its curriculum. NOCCA is a regional, […]

A Test of Limits

It started beautifully. I sat down at a judges’ table at Hogs for the Cause on Saturday and had a rib in my hand in moments. I discovered that it […]

Who Knew?

In a city where people have dress flip-flops in their closet, who saw three separate fashion weeks taking place? The third—NOLA Fashion Week—culminates today and tomorrow with fashion shows at […]

Can’t We All Just Work Together?

When I first got involved with the music community, back in 1985, it struck me how little musicians and music business types worked together to achieve a common goal: more […]

SXSW Day 4: A Little Space

Saturday’s SXSW brought back days of SXSW Past, appropriate on the festival/conference/spring break’s 25th anniversary. The Mojo Magazine Party at Mean Eyed Cat was sufficiently off the beaten path that […]

SXSW Day 3: Good for New Orleans, or Good?

Late in the day, a friend responded to a tweet about sitting through a mediocre Brooklyn band waiting for a Generationals set, “Can’t get enough of NOLA bands in NOLA?” […]

SXSW Day 2: They Love Us, They Like Us

Thursday started at a party thrown by HBO’s Treme, and even without anyone from the production (the show’s still shooting) and really, music directly associated with the show – a […]

SXSW Day 1: Crowded in the Graveyard

The first sign that things have gone wrong – the goodie bag. For years, registrants at South by Southwest would be given a bag with art done by a musician […]

Donna’s On Rampart’s Music License Pulled By City

The new reincarnation of Donna’s Bar & Grill (renamed by new owners as Donna’s on Rampart) lost its license to present live music Monday. Donna Poniatowski and her husband Charlie Sims […]

Another Treme Teaser

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLp-bRkVgKI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Recently, Treme put out a short teaser for season two that included Juvenile in the faces that would appear in the season. Here’s a new teaser that shows a […]