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Could Have Been Worse: Paul Sanchez Remembers Herman Ernest’s Final Recording Session

In the June issue of OffBeat the cover story was an account of the latest performance of the fascinating Paul Sanchez-directed production Nine Lives: The Musical. My research for the story ended […]

Newhouse Is People Too

In recent days, New Orleanians have been agonizing over the downsizing of the Times-Picayune by the parent Newhouse corporation. The loss of jobs in a town this closely knit has […]

Future New Orleans Stars from Donald Harrison’s New Jazz School Play Free Concert

Many promising, young New Orleans jazz students will perform Friday at Isidore Newman School in a free concert organized by New Jazz School, Donald Harrison‘s high school jazz education program […]

Harry Shearer Taps Dr. John, Nicholas Payton, Tommy Malone, On New Album

Comedian/musician Harry Shearer, in news recently after his spot-on editorial about the demise of the Times-Picayune, has a new album, Can’t Take a Hint, scheduled for release August 27. Guest […]

John Fogerty Re-Records “Proud Mary” at Piety Street Studios with Allen Toussaint

Bywater residents are used to checking out the folks emerging from 728 Piety Street in hopes of getting a glimpse at a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer or two. […]

The Radiators: One Year After the Last Watusi

This coming weekend marks the approximate first anniversary of “The Last Watusi”, a weekend’s worth of of farewell shows at Tipitina’s by the Radiators. After 33 years, the band that […]