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Cajunized: Cajun Comes to Town

Most New Orleanians consider Laplace the end of the Big Easy and the beginning of the place where the Yat accent dies and a coon-ass accent kicks in. But true […]

A Creole Christmas: The Album

In a land where music and festivity are obsessions, the music for the world’s most revered festivity has the same objectives as elsewhere—reflecting on good times, family and friends, home […]

Big Easy Blues

“It’s the home of the blues. This place here is the home, the foundation of jazz and blues.” It’s rather hard to contradict the 80-year-old dean of New Orleans blues, […]

Jazz Art: Art and Music Converge

October marks the annual “rebirth” of New Orleans—in addition to the music scene cranking up with Jazz Awareness Month, the art season begins simultaneously. In this city, there has always […]

Aqua Art: Art and Music at the Aquarium of the Americas

The new Aquarium of the Americas on the banks of the Mississippi near Canal Street has just opened and is already heralded as a world-class achievement. This $40-million undertaking of […]

Elvis Close-Up: The King Revived at NOMA

The king died thirteen years ago this month. Elvis, the first mega-star in the galaxy of American popular music, had lived to the ripe old age of 42. He may […]

Movers and Shakers: Music Scene Makers

If it be true that music makes the world go round, the question still remains: what makes the music? Obviously, the musician. But is that all? No—as many a talented-yet-poor […]

Jamaican Vibration: June Festivals

June is the month to celebrate New Orleans’ Caribbean heritage, with two major reggae/Caribbean festivals held at different sites in the city. Reggae Riddums ’90 offers a “Caribbean weekend in […]

Jazz Fest!

Here’s the latest info on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There are quite a few changes at this year’s Fest. In addition to more stages this year, the […]

Spring Festivals: In-Fest-Ation

Ah, springtime in Louisiana! Every mother’s son and every son’s church puts on their own version of a fair or festival in April throughout Louisiana. Just so we can lead […]