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Do The Dew Drop Inn

Post-Katrina New Orleans presents a host of practical challenges for clubs and live venues, a central part of Louisiana’s music economy. A new television program from Cox Communications is looking […]

Proud to Play On

With an aftermath so immense and far-reaching that affected locals still consider it recent, it’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf […]

One Year Later

Wynton Marsalis and chef Emeril Lagasse will team up as part of a three-day New Orleans Cultural Tribute observing Katrina’s one-year anniversary. Events include the Ambassador of Swing Talent Search […]

It Doesn’t Look a Day Over 18

Abita Beer is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of Abita’s 20th Anniversary Pilsner Beer, and on August 12 at the Contemporary Arts Center, it celebrates the new brew […]

Grant Street Lives

Music fans in Lafayette were in rock ’n’ roll heaven June 30. Not only was Jerry Lee Lewis in town performing live, but he was helping to reopen a stage […]

Richard’s Last Night

Michael Seider remembers the first time he attended Richard’s Club in Lawtell, known as the Grand Ole Opry of Zydeco. Seider had just returned from the heat and humidity of […]

Scott Thomas

“He was a total stand-up guy.” “An extra good dude” “A great guy to know.” “A gentleman’s gentleman.” This is a small sampling of the beautiful things that musicians from […]

Banding Together

The Carrollton Station Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing relief to area musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina, released Feeder Bands on the Run, a compilation of twenty songs in […]

A Little Recognition

The James Beard Foundation held its annual award ceremonies in New York May 7 and 8, and several New Orleanians came out on top. The Journalism Awards had a decidedly […]

A Blue-Eyed Farewell

One day in 1955, 15-year old Doug Ardoin sat down behind a make-shift drum kit, twisted the harmonica rack that he’d fashioned from a coat-hanger around his neck, plugged in […]