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John Waters talks back

Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Female Trouble, Polyester, Pecker, Cry-Baby and a dozen more movies, most of which are guaranteed to shock and amuse. They’re all products of the feverishly obsessive mind […]

A Dream and Hard Work: Saint-Germain gets back to the basics

An unassuming double shotgun sits on a busy stretch of Saint Claude Avenue, between Montegut and Clouet, alongside Red’s Chinese and Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s Spellcaster Lodge. Its last occupant […]

Restaurant Review: Jack Rose

New Orleanians are super-survivors when it concerns man-made disasters, and it was no different for Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry. They ran Our House Hospitality, an arm of the […]

Without the Mask: Jon Batiste busts out of the proverbial box

It doesn’t concern Jon Batiste if some people tend to put him in a particular musical box. “That’s okay, I always break ’em,” declares the pianist, vocalist and composer who […]

Music Is Freedom: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys celebrate 30 years

There was barely room to breathe November 3 at Fred’s Lounge in Mamou, a hole-in-the-wall world-famous for beer drinking and Cajun dancing at 8 a.m. (yes, 8 a.m.), Saturdays. A […]

The Fess Centennial: Professor Longhair’s 100th birthday

Henry Roeland Byrd was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on December 19, 1918. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the iconic pianist, vocalist and composer, affectionately called Fess, will be […]

I Did Every God Damned Thing Myself: The Dave Bartholomew Century

Dave Bartholomew celebrates his 100th birthday on Christmas Eve, just as New Orleans fetes its own 300th anniversary, a synchronicity that underscores Bartholomew’s indelible imprint on the music and culture […]

IN MEMORIAM: Tony Joe White (1943 – 2018)

Tony Joe White, the singer-songwriter from north Louisiana whose steamy, swampy “Polk Salad Annie” became a top 10 hit, died October 24 at his home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. “He […]

Germaine Bazzle and Ellis Marsalis to reunite on stage

The Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre will have a party that can only happen once every 300 years. “It’s All About New Orleans” features the pairing of longtime New […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Evan Christopher

Evan Christopher will debut his new work “The Faubourg Variations” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. The performance has been made possible with […]