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Spike Lee Documentary Premiere: Photo Slideshow

At the Mahalia Jackson Theatre on Tuesday, August 17, Spike Lee premiered If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise, his new documentary about the five years of rebuilding […]

Lee Debuts “God …” in New Orleans

“We’re not really part of the United States,” WWL’s Garland Robinette says. “We’re like a rich Haiti.” That feeling of alienation is an undercurrent that runs through Spike Lee’s new […]

YouTube du Jour: Anais St. John

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CodEDodQXVk[/youtube] Tonight at 6 p.m., Anais St. John plays the Algiers Ferry Dock as part of the Wednesdays on the Point series. Here’s St. John in concert at Le Chat […]

YouTube du Jour: Phyllis Montana-Leblanc

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSjO1cVXLpU[/youtube] Phyllis Montana-Leblanc was so dynamic in Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on Katrina and its aftermath, When the Levees Broke, that he recommended her to David Simon for the role […]

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 […]