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New Venues Tip New Orleans’ Venue Equilibrium

“Let me see your tits!” A group of young men with Mardi Gras beads dangling from their necks lean over the railing of Blue Nile’s balcony. It’s a Saturday night […]

BackTalk: Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes have made it.  What is “it”, you ask? It’s three Grammy nominations for the not quite 4-year-old quartet’s full-length debut, Boys & Girls. It’s attracting a crowd […]

Save the Date: Super Bowl XLVII or Not, Carnival Krewes Roll On

When asked if they mind this year’s early parade date, Krewe of Chewbacchus co-founders Ryan Ballard and Kirah Haubrich burst out laughing. “We’ve rolled on a different route, on a […]

Glamping Comes to the Voodoo Music Experience

Rehage Entertainment has invested in smart additions for its 2012 Voodoo Music Experience that go far beyond the music and far into the world of festival amenities. Nowhere is this […]

French Quarter Fest Focus: Mia Borders

“I get bored and make companies,” says Mia Borders. Borders, who has a passion for a lot of things, also likes to write contracts. The 24-year-old singer sips a black […]

French Quarter Fest Focus: Olga Wilhelmine

In 2000, Olga Wilhelmine Munding packed her car with water and an emergency aid kit. She was headed for the Hill Country. “I have a profound connection with North Mississippi,” […]

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Back to Health

When drummer August Jepson got sick in Los Angeles, she didn’t have health insurance or access to affordable health care. “I went to the hospital in L.A. and sat in […]

Hollygrove Market: Room to Grow

“I have trouble sleeping sometimes,” admits 22-year-old Demian Reed. It’s not his Tulane course load that’s causing his insomnia. Reed’s sleepless nights are caused by something completely different, a problem […]

Pottermania—Catch It

Forget the sweltering heat outside. Put on your hand-knitted Gryffindor scarves and head to the nearest movie theater for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The last installment […]

Emmys Snub Treme

Television watchers are trying to figure out how Treme received no Emmy nominations in 2011. At HollywoodReporter.com, Tim Goodman went on at length about the oversight of the HBO drama […]