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Louisianians in Grammy Consideration

Last weekend, voting started for the Grammys, and there are 140 Louisiana artists and another handful of Louisiana-associated projects that are up for consideration. Voting on these initial nominations will […]

YouTube du Jour: Jelly Roll Morton

Tonight, Tom McDermott celebrates Jelly Roll Morton’s birthday at Snug Harbor. Here’s McDermott in 1992 with the Dukes of Dixieland playing Morton’s “Fingerbreaker.” The volume’s a little low, but watching […]

New Orleans Film Festival Highlights, Wednesday October 20

Today’s the second-to-last day of the 2010 New Orleans Film Festival, and some great documentaries that screened this weekend are being shown again, with films about the Southern author Walker […]

Big Easy Rollergirls Open Tryouts Thursday

New Orleans’ premier female roller derby league, the Big Easy Rollergirls, will hold try-outs tomorrow at Skate Country on the Westbank. Fans of full-contact roller skating will get a shot […]

Change Brings People Together

Music has the ability to unite; in 2004, producer Mark Johnson took that notion and turned it into a phenomenon. He formed Playing for Change, a multimedia music project that […]

Deja Vu Opens at NOMA Tonight

Last week, Generic Art Solutions littered the Great Hall at New Orleans Museum of Art with flying glasses and dishes with its performance of “Spill.” Tonight, the show it set […]

YouTube du Jour: The Radiators

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBOzsqk7SNs&ob=av2e[/youtube] Tonight, the Radiators play the Harvest the Music series at Lafayette Square. Here they are in 1987 with the official video for “Suck the Head.”

New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling Brawl for St. Bernard Saturday

It’s a brisk January evening in a Mid-City barroom. The place is packed: thespians with an itch for the drama get rowdy with the staff of a women’s shelter. A […]

Red Bull Street Kings Brass Band Blowout Saturday

On Saturday, October 23, the Red Bull Street Kings Brass Band Blowout will be holding an event in the place where much of New Orleans’ rich musical heritage was born—the […]

New Orleans Film Festival Highlights, Tuesday October 19

Last night, the 2010 New Orleans Film Festival awards were announced, and the local winners were Aaron Walker’s Bury the Hatchet for Best Louisiana Feature and Andrew Bryan’s Statue for […]