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Music Is Freedom: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys celebrate 30 years

There was barely room to breathe November 3 at Fred’s Lounge in Mamou, a hole-in-the-wall world-famous for beer drinking and Cajun dancing at 8 a.m. (yes, 8 a.m.), Saturdays. A […]

The Fess Centennial: Professor Longhair’s 100th birthday

Henry Roeland Byrd was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on December 19, 1918. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the iconic pianist, vocalist and composer, affectionately called Fess, will be […]

I Did Every God Damned Thing Myself: The Dave Bartholomew Century

Dave Bartholomew celebrates his 100th birthday on Christmas Eve, just as New Orleans fetes its own 300th anniversary, a synchronicity that underscores Bartholomew’s indelible imprint on the music and culture […]

Smoky Greenwell, Johnny Sansone and Jason Ricci at the Harmonica Mini-Collective

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” Charlie Parker’s famous quote is especially true of musicians residing in New Orleans—something happens when you live in […]

Hitting His Prime: Meet the crawfish-catching opera star André Courville

André Courville lives two minutes from the Atchafalaya Basin, America’s largest river swamp. At nearly one million acres, the Basin is a wildlife wonderland, home to 65 species of reptiles […]

Singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae talks about her favorite places to imbibe in New Orleans

New Orleanians know that whether you’re looking to celebrate, dance, hang out, or heal a broken heart, there is a bar in this city for you. Just ask Kelcy Mae, […]

Michot’s Melody Makers gives the traditional music of Acadiana a pulsating new twist

Michot’s Melody Makers is a band on fire. That passion, energy and innovation drive Blood Moon, the band’s recording debut. The Melody Makers are Louis Michot, the singing, fiddling co-founder […]

The Best High: Jonathon Long puts his songs and singing up front

Sometimes it’s time for a change. Despite being known as “Boogie” since he was two, Baton Rouge singer-guitarist-songwriter Jonathon Long recently dropped his nickname. The title of his new album—produced […]

Dear New Orleans: Visual artist Ceaux Young pens stories without words

Underneath the bridge where Claiborne Avenue meets Orleans Avenue, a mural devoted to New Orleans footwork electrifies what is otherwise a drab piece of urban infrastructure along the Claiborne corridor. […]

New Orleans Continues To Digest the National Food Hall Trend

In 2013, Jennifer Sherrod-Blackwell, Martinique Bistro’s veteran GM and sommelier, and her husband, Brandon Blackwell, a former sous chef at Upperline and butcher at Cleaver & Co., combined their culinary […]