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The Best High: Jonathon Long puts his songs and singing up front

Sometimes it’s time for a change. Despite being known as “Boogie” since he was two, Baton Rouge singer-guitarist-songwriter Jonathon Long recently dropped his nickname. The title of his new album—produced […]

Dear New Orleans: Visual artist Ceaux Young pens stories without words

Underneath the bridge where Claiborne Avenue meets Orleans Avenue, a mural devoted to New Orleans footwork electrifies what is otherwise a drab piece of urban infrastructure along the Claiborne corridor. […]

In Memoriam: G.G. Shinn (1939-2018)

Gregg Martinez, the soul-singing bus driver from Opelousas, Louisiana, has rubbed shoulders with the late Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes fame, Ivanka Trump and other celebrities. But Martinez says those […]

In Memoriam: Lazy Lester (1933-2018)

“They call me lazy, goodness knows I’m only tired.” Leslie Johnson, better known as Lazy Lester, the last member of the pantheon of classic Louisiana swamp blues artists, died August […]

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. […]

Dyna-Mite: Jon Cleary keeps the New Orleans piano tradition’s fuse lit

“I think if I have any talent at all, it’s for picking good guys to play with to make me sound good,” Jon Cleary says, then laughs and takes another sip […]

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 […]