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DEUTSCHES HAUS: Oktoberfest returns to New Orleans on Bayou St. John

Oktoberfest 2018 takes place on the grounds of the new Deutsches Haus at 1700 Moss Street. A brand-new Deutsches Haus is almost ready, just not in time for Oktoberfest 2018. […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with pianist Danilo Pérez

“Groove them out!” Danilo Pérez instructs musicians as a means of dealing with societal and political problems faced by the world today. “They mess with the groove that we create,” […]

GETTING HIS DUE: The Legacy of Caesar Vincent

Caesar Vincent, the honoree of this year’s Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, will likely have Cajun music pundits scratching their heads. Caesar who? And for good reason—the enigmatic Vincent (1882–1970) was […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Michael Allen Zell

When it comes to capturing the grit and allure of New Orleans’ dark side, no one is doing it with as much style and success as author Michael Allen Zell. […]

MY MUSIC: Keith Stone

“I was a late-in-life baby, so my mom grew up in a different era in New Orleans. She loved music. My mom knew the music scene. She knew Louis Prima. When […]

Five Questions with Walter “Wolfman” Washington

  It’s a big year for Walter “Wolfman” Washington. In August and September, the classic New Orleans rhythm-and-blues artist toured with Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. The all-star show’s 28 dates […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with M.A.Q. of “Supreme Beings”

M.A.Q. is a champion of New Orleans hip-hop, though he has mostly relegated himself to realms below the radar. After nurturing seeds sowed as a podcast producer, artist manager and […]

Send Me a Friend Partners with Positive Vibrations Foundation

After Anders Osborne got clean and sober, he quickly realized he needed some help at work. A gigging, touring musician, Osborne works at festivals, clubs, theaters and music halls, most […]

DANCIN’ THROUGH FESS’ LIFE AND MUSIC: Longhair at the Old U.S. Mint

As you enter the Professor Longhair exhibit, formally called “Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial,” on the second floor of the Old U.S. Mint, a bust of the iconic […]

HOT OFF THE GRIDDLE: The Crazy Waffle Sisterhood

Sinnidra Taylor and her sister Aisha grew up in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. Not seeing any obvious career paths open to her, Sinnidra moved to Houston, Texas to […]