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Five Questions with photographer and videographer Dominic Scott

Dominic Scott is a photographer and videographer whose resume belies his 21 years of age. He has worked extensively with Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton, as well as Grammy-winning producer Chase […]

An Intimate Evening at Luthjens

Marigny Studios and Julian Mutter are partnering to host “An Intimate Evening at Luthjens,” a tribute to the former historic Luthjens Dance Hall where jazz lovers danced, drank and convened […]

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles celebrates the role of women in Cajun-Creole music

In April 1929, a chapter of Cajun music history was written when Amédé, Ophy and their sister Cleoma Breaux recorded the original version of a quintessential Cajun tune entitled “Ma […]

Five Questions with Bryan Batt

Bryan Batt never thought he would leave New Orleans. Even going to sleep away at camp was hard for the boy who spent his formative years wandering the grounds of […]

VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE: Highlights to the 21st festival

You going to Voodoo? During the first decade or so of the Halloween-weekend festival, the answer for most local music fans was almost invariably yes. In those heady years, Bingo […]

Rudy Ray Moore was one of the first to put rap and rhyme to rhythm

Rudy Ray Moore—the notoriously blue comedian, blaxploitation star and rap pioneer that Eddie Murphy portrays in the much-anticipated Dolemite Is My Name—had strong ties to New Orleans. In 1957, Moore […]

Barbara Shorts celebrates her 70th birthday

It’s a triple celebration. On October 6, singer-actress Barbara Shorts will combine her Parade of Stars variety show, 70th birthday party as well as the debut of her new single […]

MY MUSIC: Jamie Lynn Vessels

“I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. My mom, just like her mom did for her and her five siblings, had me and my brother learn piano when I was […]

Music documentary ‘Between the Notes’ shouldn’t be missed

Given the losses it’s endured over the past year, New Orleans music could use a smart, well-crafted love letter. It gets one in Between the Notes, a half-hour documentary short […]

Astral Project’s Tony Dagradi reveals his art work

Following decades of being a renowned jazz musician, saxophonist Tony Dagradi extended his artistic reach to visual art. In 2015, Dagradi, best known for his musical explorations with Astral Project […]