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More Music Moving East?

There’s a new music street coming down the pike: St. Claude Avenue. Is music moving east?

Music Business Camp

New Orleans can beef up its participation and improvement of its music industry by starting early and informing high school students of the opportunities for careers in the music business.

Music in New Orleans is a lot more than entertainment

South Rampart Street’s “Black Storyville” is going to change with the acquisition by Cleveland, OH-based developer GBX Group’s acquisition of the Little Gem Saloon, The Iroquois Theater and Karnofsky’s Tailor Shop.

Another Adios

I hate telling my friends goodbye, but it’s part of life: another one of my generation’s music icons has passed away: Art Neville. I’m sure there will be more; it’s […]

Ban Brass Bands On Frenchmen?

On Monday night of this week, the New Orleans Police Department forcibly subdued and arrested “Little Eugene,” a mentally-challenged young brass band member, after being contacted by the owner of […]

Folk Alliance Conference Presents Opportunities For Local Musicians in 2020.

The Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference is set in New Orleans in January 2020.

It’s Not Over Yet. It Will Never Be Over.

It’s been a very rough month in the cultural community of New Orleans: writer Ronnie Virgets; restaurateur/activist Leah Chase; musicians Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack and Spencer Bohren; and artist Jamie […]

It Should Still Be a Music Circle

It’s been a bad week: first Leah Chase, then Dr. John, then Spencer Bohren. Mrs. Chase had a beautiful send-off, and I am hoping that we can do the same […]

Reinstate the Amusement Tax?

Once again, New Orleans is talking about reinstating the onerous Amusement TaxL: killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

Music on their minds?: A Note from Publisher Jan Ramsey

The big spring festivals have come and gone and we’re gearing up for the summer doldrums. That’s the way it is in New Orleans and has been for as long […]