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Tricky Repertoire: The Soul Rebels step out of the box

Since the late 1990s, the Soul Rebels brass band has forged its own brand of New Orleans music. The eight-piece outfit may look like a traditional brass band, but the […]

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., arguably the greatest ambassador of New Orleans music, one of the founders of rhythm and blues, as well as rock ’n’ roll, died peacefully while in […]

Tour of the Americas: The Rolling Stones launch in Baton Rouge.

It’s the night before the Rolling Stones launch the biggest rock event of 1975—the Tour of the Americas ’75 at LSU in Baton Rouge—and Keith Richards goes down to Rock […]

Sexual Impropriety: Katie Sikora’s photography explores gender-based discrimination.

“Open secret.” That phrase lingered in headlines, on social media platforms and over dinner tables after producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company last month amid allegations he’d […]

Changing of the Guard: Adonis Rose takes over the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

“I feel like we need to reintroduce the band in a way,” says drummer Adonis Rose, who has been named as the artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra […]

Tipitina’s Celebrates 40 Years

In 1977, a gang of young local music lovers founded Tipitina’s. One of New Orleans’ legacy music venues, Tipitina’s will mark its 40th year on November 24 with “A Neville […]

Drag City: You think you know what drag is, but you have no idea.

Most people have the same general idea of what defines a “drag queen”: a man dressing up as a woman, using large wigs, sequined dresses, fake breasts, feather boas and […]

They Sashay By…From Bourbon Street to Esplanade—LeRoux is Back

In the ’70s and ’80s, Louisiana’s LeRoux released five major-label albums. The band’s biggest hit, “Nobody Said It Was Easy,” reached the national Top 20. Two other songs, “Addicted” and […]

Celebratory Music: Mario Abney Reaches on a Human and Intellectual Level

“In New Orleans, you can live after a jam session if you didn’t have a good night,” Mario Abney says with a laugh when comparing the jazz scene in his […]

Festival Focus: Robert Finley at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

For decades, blues, soul and gospel singer-guitarist Robert Finley stayed in north Louisiana. A resident of the small town of Bernice, he backed gospel quartets, played music for local TV […]