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New Orleans Beatles Festival: With a little help from my friends

The New Orleans Beatles Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a 50th anniversary performance of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Taking place Saturday, July 22, […]

Seven Three Distilling: A bottle for every neighborhood

Hiding in plain sight in a warehouse on the corner of Claiborne Avenue and Bienville Street in the Treme, Seven Three Distilling has grand plans for New Orleans. Reflected in […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Rebirth Brass Band’s Phil Frazier, Governor of the 2018 Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club

When did you become a member of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club and what inspired you to join? It was 10 years ago. It was something outside of […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Ms. Charm Taylor

Why did you make New Orleans your home? I came to New Orleans to gut houses after the storm. I was still in school at the time. On one of […]

My Music: Andre Lovett

“I grew up singing all my life—kind of classical stuff. My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot. I was in the Nebraska Children’s Choir, I […]

A Tale of Two Kings: The best-selling records during Jazz Fest

Louisiana Music Factory Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note) Jon Cleary: Live at Chickie Wah Wah (FHQ Records) Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Sony Legacy) Anders Osborne: […]

Five Questions with Scott Gold, local food writer and national bacon critic

You’re reaching the end of your appointment as a national bacon critic for ExtraCrispy.com. Please remind us how you got the job last year? Sixteen hundred people applied for this […]

Kristin Diable releases fresh cover to benefit Roots of Music

Few songs are more quintessentially Southern than JJ Cale’s “Magnolia,” and few voices more so than Kristin Diable’s. So it makes sense that Diable recorded the song and released it […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Greg Hicks, proprietor of Melt and trombonist of Bonerama and Funk Monkey

What made you decide to enter New Orleans’ culinary scene? I have worked in restaurants from the time I was 14. I met my best friend and now partner in […]

PBS’ American Epic debuts in May

American Epic, a three-part music documentary series debuting May 16 on PBS, traces the music industry’s early–twentieth century quest to find and record blues and gospel performers in the South, […]