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New Orleans in the News: Herman Leonard

Herman Leonard, the photographer who captured archetypal images of jazz musicians, has died. His shots of artists in clubs, studios and stages helped form the public impressions of what jazz […]

YouTube du Jour: Harry Shearer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plYWrUZ0HIQ[/youtube] On August 26, Harry Shearer will debut his new documentary, The Big Uneasy, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at 8:30 p.m. Here’s Shearer on MSNBC talking about […]

Herman Leonard, 1923-2010

I am very sad to report the death of Herman Leonard, one of the world’s great photographers, and a longtime friend. Herman moved to New Orleans in 1992, and immersed […]

YouTube du Jour: Leroy Jones

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDzFkMQrc9Q[/youtube] Tonight, Preservation Hall presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Masters with Leroy Jones. Here’s footage of Jones in action at d.b.a.

Treme Soundtrack Preview Concert at House of Blues August 28

On August 28, the House of Blues will host Treme’s concert preview for its soon-to-be-released soundtrack album. Irma Thomas, John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins and eight other musicians and bands that […]

YouTube du Jour: Mystikal and Mannie Fresh

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_mrzAGBBLo[/youtube] Of all the gigs rapper Mystikal has done since the start of his career, tonight’s concert at House of Blues will be one of the most important. It is […]

Dirty Linen Night on Royal Street This Saturday

August 14 is the ninth annual Dirty Linen Night, the French Quarter’s main summer art event. Galleries between the 1000-200 blocks of Royal Street will stay open until 9 p.m. […]

Mother-in-Law Faces Friday the 13th

Superstitious folk, including many locals, tend to fear Friday the 13th. This coming Friday, however, will be a welcome relief to those anxious to once again enjoy a musical landmark. […]

Clyde Kerr, Jr. Funeral Details

The funeral arrangements for Clyde Kerr, Jr., the trumpeter and music educator who passed away last Friday, have been scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 14th. There will be a […]

YouTube du Jour: Jon Cleary

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPAD6UiDaU4[/youtube] Algiers’ Wednesdays on the Point series continues tonight at 6 p.m. at the Algiers Ferry Dock with a performance by Jon Cleary. Here he is in solo performance improvising […]