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Fix It Please

Last week the most current Director of the City’s Cultural Economy Office, musician and academician Dr. Brice Miller, was let go. He lasted three months. In the time he served, […]

Music Districts Needed

Currently, New Orleans has very few real music and entertainment districts. Locals know where the hip bars are, and where there’s some music in places “where locals go” (that used […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is not to be missed

From the first note played, New Breed Brass Band comes shining through with great horns and drums. They are well seasoned musicians, disciplined and professional. Preservation Jazz Hall Band definitely […]

Musicians Need To Make A Living Wage

Bars and clubs that have music don’t really have the clout they used to in influencing locals because they advertise and promote their music much less than they used to. […]

Elephant in The Room

This morning’s news coverage in both local newspapers was dominated by the shooting on South Claiborne of 10 people, three of whom died. Gang members were chasing someone they had […]

Making Music For A Living is Harder Than Ever

Playing music in New Orleans is hard work. Who wants to play for tips?

Laissez-Faire Not Always What We Need

More and more often, the issues you hear concerning music in New Orleans have to do with two things: the inability of the city to enforce regulations that are set […]

Frenchmen Street, Again

Frenchmen Street continues to develop as the alternative-to-Bourbon party street of New Orleans, but there are still no police in the area to make sure the partying is safe.

Education, yes!

Last week’s blog described the efforts that GNO, Inc. (economic development arm of the city) is taking to address music as an economic driver in the city. I am 150% […]

What Do We Want to be when we grow up?

What do we want to be when we grow up? How does New Orleans begin to capitalize on its music and actually become a bona fide music city? GNO, Inc., the econmic development arm of city government, is funding a study and has sent out an RFP to find out.