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Whitney White Linen Night

The Arts District’s annual block party will return to Julia Street in the Warehouse District from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. As its name suggests, Whitney […]

Obituary: Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward

When Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward sat in a chair on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard watching the 2015 and 2016 Uptown Indian Super Sunday parades, his continued love of the […]

Tower of Power’s Emilio Castillo talks back with DJ Soul Sister

In a music industry so fickle that some groups don’t make it 50 days after releasing a recording, the mighty Tower of Power will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. […]

King James [Jimmy Horn] hits the Spot at Frady’s

How did you pick this place? I know people who’ve been coming here from the Westbank for plate lunches for 30 years. ‘Don’t they have plate lunches on the Westbank?’ […]

Dining Out: Piccola Gelateria

Despite Jon Snow’s Sunday evening proclamations, winter is certainly not here. A newcomer to the list of local summer oases is Piccola Gelateria, which Ross and Ria Turnbull opened late […]

In the Spirit: Norton Christopher at Sac-a-Lait

“I picked Wayne Toups, Louisiana native and one of the only zydeco musicians to ever win a Grammy. We’ve done several events with him, and he’s a real big Caymus [Cabernet […]

More Than Punk: Mike Ness of Social Distortion is gaining momentum

Mike Ness, leader of Social Distortion, forged a multidimensional punk-rock band. Aerosmith and Bad Company shaped Ness as much as the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. The Carter Family, Johnny […]

Passionate About Pops: Vocalist Catherine Russell presents The Vocal Artistry of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell and Satchmo SummerFest go together like red beans and rice. A Grammy-nominated jazz singer whose credits also include decades of backup singing for major stars, Russell is the […]

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie puts a new spin on the classics

“I have an experiment that I do in all of my classes, both high school and college, where I tell this fictitious story about the first governor of Louisiana—Abraham Lincoln,” Dr. […]

Opinionated and Unpredictable: Louis Armstrong as music critic

Louis Armstrong is known for many things involving his playing and singing, his global popularity and his tireless efforts to promote the music he loved through a nonstop performance schedule. […]