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Blowing Up: Fledgling Trombone Shorty Foundation Gives Back

Nearly 40 students ranging from the 8th to 12th grades showed up to Tulane University’s Dixon Hall Music Room the afternoon of January 14 to audition for the inaugural class […]

Jonathan Bloom: Best of the Beat 2012 Lifetime Achievement in Music Education

Fourth-generation New Orleanian and Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement honoree in Music Education Jonathan Bloom was destined for the classroom. The veteran teacher, a dedicated figure in the Orleans […]

BackTalk: Thomas Dolby’s Synthesized Science

“The America’s Cup’s about to kick off, I’m up on the veranda looking out across the bay, across the city and hoping I see some speeding sails,” says Thomas Dolby […]

A Nightingale Takes Flight: Ingrid Lucia Looks Back, Moves Forward

Ingrid Lucia takes a beat from music and motherhood during a rainy Friday lunch at a Mid City taqueria. It’s been almost two years since the New Orleans songstress lost […]

Never Records Cues Up New Orleans Exhibit

As with so many vinyl enthusiasts, New York artist Ted Riederer found his groove at a young age. “When I was 16, my mother was hospitalized for a year and […]