Author Archives: Liz Mardiks

Stooges Brass Band in Pakistan: Photos and Video

“We’re used to the weather. That’s not a problem,” Stooges Brass Band’s John Cannon responded in a recent interview with a Pakistani radio station. The band just returned from a trip to Pakistan whose goal, in conjunction with the United States Consulate, was to promote cultural appreciation and understanding through their music. The Stooges Brass [...]

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“Ralston Crawford and Jazz” Opens at NOMA with Where Y’Art Celebration

One of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s most-anticipated recent exhibitions—“Ralston Crawford and Jazz”—opens tonight with a big celebration. Crawford, a prominent American artist of the mid-20th Century, became a faculty member at LSU in 1949, and began making regular trips to New Orleans. This collection of Crawford’s lesser-known art depicts how our city and [...]

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Lower Dens: High on the Buzz

Geoff Graham is happy. He’s the bassist for Lower Dens, a Baltimore-based rock group whose latest album, Nootropics (pronounced no-eh-tro-pics), has earned them a headlining tour and recognition from indie cheerleaders Pitchfork and NPR. Lower Dens began when Graham met elusive frontwoman Jana Hunter. Three years and two members later, the group released their first [...]

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It’s Summertime: Free Fridays Back at Tipitina’s

“There’s a general buzz in the air during the Summer when we do the series.” That’s Lindsay Adler, Promotions Director at Tipitina’s. She’s talking about the Tipitina’s Free Fridays Series, which kicks off tomorrow with the Latin-tinged Los Po-Boy-Citos and Mas Mamones, plus a group of interns from the Tipitina’s T.I.P. program. Thanks to their [...]

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