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Dining Out: Meril

In the ’70s, percussionist Emeril Lagasse was awarded a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but a stint he took at a Portuguese bakery in Fall River, Massachusetts […]

Dining Out: Brennan’s Restaurant – Michael Dominici Reviews

The New Orleans restaurant scene has experienced a spectacular rebirth in the last decade across the board, especially at the high-end grand-scale side of that spectrum with R’evolution, Couvant, Cavan, […]

Restaurant Review: Saba

Chef Alon Shaya made his mark in New Orleans by elevating regionally inspired Italian cuisine with Domenica and Pizza Domenica, then again, with Shaya, inspired by the exotic flavors of […]

Restaurant Review: Jack Rose

New Orleanians are super-survivors when it concerns man-made disasters, and it was no different for Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry. They ran Our House Hospitality, an arm of the […]

Rosedale Restaurant: Review

New Orleans is an incredibly serendipitous town, and the idea of Rosedale Restaurant came about when Chef Susan Spicer (Bayona, Mondo) happened upon a curious, interesting property—a former Lakeview police […]

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)

  At first glance, it might seem that pairing jazz artist Charles Lloyd with Lucinda Williams was a decidedly eclectic choice, but in many ways they have a deep, spiritual […]

Helen Gillet, Helkiase (Independent)

A Fiercely Talented Improviser   After receiving her master’s degree in music at Loyola University in 2004, Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer, and improviser Helen Gillet has continued to flourish in […]

Sarah Quintana, Daddy Lies (Independent)

Sarah Quintana’s latest, six-song effort, Daddy Lies, finds her at the crossroads between her imaginative and ambitious Miss River recording and several new collaborations, including an upcoming recording she’s working […]

Sarah Quintana: Eternity in the Interval

In the last few years, several locally-based musical artists have forged ahead in somewhat new and unconventional ways to gain not only a national, but an international audience. Aurora Nealand, […]

Fest Focus: Geri Allen

GERI ALLEN: THE ERROLL GARNER JAZZ PROJECT FRIDAY, APRIL 22—ZATARAIN’S WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 4:10 P.M.   In the world of jazz, much is made of the company one keeps. By […]