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In the past five years, the transition from print to digital has been accelerating. Old-school news magazines like Newsweek, and others, have given up the print ghost and have opted for […]

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is not about Mayfield

It’s been a little over a week since it was first brought to light that close to $900,000 was funneled to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and its project, the […]

Millage For Mayfield

You have to hand it to Irvin Mayfield: this talented musician knows how to raise money and how to influence the right people. Along with his lifelong friend, Ronald Markham, […]

The Changing Face of Jazz Fest

Going to Jazz Fest this weekend? I am. I missed two of the three days last weekend, alas, because I worked on Friday, and Saturday there was a monsoon. I […]

…Even more music festivals.
But not what you’d expect.

Yep, it’s the Jazz Fest: the big grand-daddy of music festivals rolls again this weekend. It’s changed from what it used to be, this is true. Stuff changes. But the […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It’s been raining for a week. Take a deep breath. Hold. Release slowly. Just over a week left for Jazz Fest. It’s imminent… The Jazz Fest staff just moved out […]

Shocking Scientology

The church of Scientology was skewered recently in the recent HBO documentary “Going Clear.” If you don’t subscribe to HBO, you’ve missed a lot of very good documentary reportage, including […]

Music Uptown and Downtown

Not as many people have been around music as a business for as long as me, and just like everything else, the local club scene has changed drastically. I’ve written […]

The Cube, Squared

This is what I’m starting call the week of “the cube”: on Wednesday the Jazz Fest announced its stage schedules, and on Wednesday, the French Quarter Festival put out their […]

Exploiting The Creative Process?  

In case you have been paying attention to anything beyond Tom Benson’s psychological profile, or the arrest of creepazoid Robert Durst in New Orleans, another significant thing happened last week. […]