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The New Orleans International Music Colloquium Shines a New Light

The New Orleans International Music Colloquium (NOIMC)—an annual series of informal panels, interviews, and presentations on the history of New Orleans music—will host their 19th colloquium on Friday, April 10th, […]

T-Bois Blues Fest Heats up the Bayou

What sets the T-Bois Blues Fest apart from other music festivals? For one thing, the venue is an alligator farm in Larose, Louisiana. The farm is called T-Bois, and it’s […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Peggy Scott Laborde

Peggy Scott Laborde is a founding board member of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. She’s the host of WYES’ weekly arts and entertainment program, Steppin’ Out, the author of […]

Louis Moreau Institute Brings New Music to New Orleans

In a city that worships music of all kinds, contemporary art music (or “New Music”) is one genre that hasn’t necessarily gotten its fair share of attention. New Music composers […]

My Music: Tom McDermott

I play mostly traditional ragtime, jazz, Brazilian music, pre-jazz American music like Gottschalk, classical music. I grew up listening to classical music—Chopin, Beethoven, a little Cuban music, some Beatles. And […]

Bead Dames of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is almost here, and the Dames de Perlage have been beading all year in preparation. The members of the all-women’s marching krewe embellish their signature corset pieces and […]

Patrick Sylvest, Lonesome Troubadour (Independent)

Gramercy-born singer/songwriter Patrick Sylvest remains firmly rooted to his beloved home state on his third effort, Lonesome Troubadour. With an acoustic style that blends classic Americana/roots genres and showcases his […]

Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival Brings Legend into Spotlight

The inaugural Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival is set to take place in New Orleans on January 16th and 17th. Organized by guitarist Detroit Brooks in tribute to one […]

A Crescent City Christmas

This year marks the 30th anniversary of “Christmas New Orleans Style,” the month-long holiday celebration put on by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI). The free concert series, held at the […]