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MY MUSIC With A.J. Hall of THE GRïD

“My father’s a bass player, so I was always around music. I’m one of the few funk/jazz/hip-hop/gospel musicians that didn’t come up from a really early age. I’ve always been […]

Five Questions with Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival Director Joel Hitchcock

How did you first become interested in creating events celebrating Caribbean culture? My father is a professional jazz and blues pianist and my siblings all play instruments, so my whole […]

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 […]

The Gospel according to PJ Morton

Nearly three years ago, New Orleans native son PJ Morton returned home after leaving the city to pursue life elsewhere. He was gone 13 years, during which time the pianist, […]

Anniversary Celebration: 30 Years of Rock ’n’ Bowl with John Blancher

When John Blancher took over Mid-City Lanes in late 1988, it was a decrepit bowling alley with little promise. He turned it into Rock ’n’ Bowl, which now resides near […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Mark Caesar

Mark Caesar is a New Orleans comedian whose career stretches back well over a decade. He’s also a two-term war veteran whose comedy video “Shit New Orleans Girls Say” has […]

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. […]

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 […]

Derrick Freeman and James Martin are shaping the soul of future brass band music

“The Levels” is the newest song in Soul Brass Band’s repertoire. Written by the band’s founder, Derrick “Smoker” Freeman, it’s a harbinger of his plans for a new album. “It’ll […]

Power Players: Nayo Jones Raises Standards in Jazz

Nayo Jones is a vocalist who frequently performs with Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, and appears on their 2015 album I’m So New Orleans. She performed at the 2018 […]