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Basquiat and the Bayou

In the midst of Prospect.3, the abundant maze of galleries and installations scattered throughout the city until mid-January, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art stands out with a rare, intimate […]

The Roots of Music Raise the Roof

While on break from touring with Rebirth Brass Band, drummer Derrick Tabb discusses his vision for The Roots of Music in the lead-up to their annual benefit: “Our city was […]

LadyFest 2014 Brings Together Female Performers of New Orleans

Roselyn Lionhart is a Michigan-born songstress in her mid-’70s with long, fierce braids drawn back from her face. When we connect for the first time, she laughs and recalls stories […]

The New Movement Gets Set for Hell Yes Fest 2014

It is a dream house: A converted two-story shotgun on St. Claude Avenue down the block from Hank’s Seafood complete with a recording studio, green room, plush back patio, second-story […]

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Turns 40

Alan Lomax, in his quest to record and archive the hearty traditional music of southern Louisiana in the late ’30s and ’40s, became, in effect, the godfather to Lafayette’s own […]

Tales of the Fat Man at the New Orleans Film Festival

“It shouldn’t even exist,” Joe Lauro, director of The Big Beat: Tales of the Fat Man and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll explains. “To find a 45-minute concert of […]

Soundcheck: Lenny Zenith Takes 5

You formed pop-punk/new wave band RZA after attending NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) in the late ’70s. What was your upbringing like? My dad was a Methodist minister […]

Art for Arts’ Sake

Indulge in the creative outpouring of visual art on display around town at this year’s Art for Arts’ Sake presented by the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Saturday, October 4. […]

Checkpoint Charlie Bar Fight Spawns Independent Film “Laundry Day”

The whole place launched into a melee. A bar stool struck the bartender; pint glasses flew; instruments were thrown aside; people were dragged out by their hair. Writer/director Randy Mack […]

Southern Decadence Glams Up the French Quarter Labor Day Weekend

New Orleans’ largest gay street fair, Southern Decadence, is back for another round, kicking off the Wednesday before Labor Day and running wild throughout the weekend. Originally conceived as an […]