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 […]
The Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference is set in New Orleans in January 2020.
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’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 […]
Once again, New Orleans is talking about reinstating the onerous Amusement TaxL: killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
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 […]
Women in music in New Orleans are few and far between.
One of my all-time favorite songs is “Everything Must Change,” written by the late vocalist Benard Ighner, that’s been covered so beautifully by singers like Davell Crawford, George Benson, Nina […]
Music business education is key to the success or and establishment of a thriving music industry in New Orleans.
As of Thursday, we’ll be embarking on a journey into the second 50 years of the Jazz Fest’s centennial year…God willing. It started as a foray by the city into […]