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Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Forces of Nature, the Grand Canyon at the Entergy IMAX Theater

It’s part spaghetti western, part film noir, add a dash of Trainspotting crossed with Good Fellas, with a bit of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction thrown in for good measure. […]

Buckwheat Back on the Road, Essence Lineup, Jazz Fest Volunteers, Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki & More

Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr., leader of the world renowned musical group, Buckwheat Zydeco, has been given the green light to sing again after concerns about lesions on his vocal cords […]

The Famous Door Celebrates 65 Years, New Releases by BeauSoleil & Terence Blanchard, the Tennessee Williams Festival and More

When jazz legend Maynard Ferguson (remember the Star Wars and Rocky themes in the 70s?) played John Wehner’s Famous Door in New Orleans last month, it served as a reminder […]

Early Oscar Picks, Affliction, Rushmore and More

Well, three out of five ain’t bad. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences nominated Elizabeth, Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love and The Thin Red […]

BeauSoleil, Cajunization (Rhino)

Cajunization is quite a sweet piece of work from America’s premiere Cajun band, BeauSoleil, as they follow-up their 1998 Grammy for L’Amour Ou La Folie with this acoustically-charged and very […]

Essence in New Orleans Until 2001, Changes at Louisiana Jukebox, Polynesian Joe’s, New Music Distribution & More

Essence Communications Inc., along with Festival Productions Inc., announced last month that the Essence Music Festival, the three-day musical and cultural celebration held over the 4th of July, will return […]

The Thin Red Line, A Civil Action & da Bomb! On WB38

During the 1970’s, writer/director Terrence Malick wrote and directed two small arty films, Badlands starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, and Days of Heaven starring Richard Gere and Sam Shepard. […]

The Top 10 Films of 1998, Stepmom, Gods and Monsters & SportsNight

Remembering, once again, that some of the year’s best films don’t arrive in our neck of the woods until well into 1999, we offer up this list based on what […]

The Hottest Accordionist Search , SXSW, PBS Special to Feature Lousiiana Music & More

Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe returned from Greece last month where they performed 15 nights in clubs from Athens to Thessaloniki. The band reported that they met enthusiastic crowds […]

A Little Help for the Independents, Musician Magazine, New CD Releases, the Wolf is 10 & Much More

Amazon.com, Inc., has announced a new program that helps to solve one of the biggest problems facing independent artists, bands and labels: securing widespread distribution of their CDs. Amazon.com’s Advantage […]