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A Celebration of Culture: The 19th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards

The scene at the Oretha Castle Haley Elementary School when the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame first presented its awards almost 20 years ago was a sweet, significant ceremony […]

My Music: Drew Meez

“I[Andrew Meehan] go with Drew Meez on the Keys. It rhymes. The ‘Keys’ helps, because people have said when they try to Google it, they get Drew Brees memes. So […]

Five Questions with Danny Kadar, Production Engineer at the Old U.S. Mint

What all does the Old U.S. Mint’s third-floor Performing Arts Center encompass? We do a lot of music. We have a partnership with the National Park Service, which does a […]

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 […]