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King Expressers at AllWays Lounge Tonight: Concert Preview

Tonight at AllWays Lounge, the Brooklyn-based Afro-pop band King Expressers play only their second show outside New York, having conquered their first “touring” show this past Saturday night at the […]

Janet Jackson to Essence Fest

Janet Jackson will join Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys as a headliner at the 2010 Essence Music Festival the July 4 weekend. Essence was the first magazine to feature […]

Slideshow: HBO Treme’s My Darlin’ New Orleans Benefit Auction

On Saturday night, the cast and crew of HBO’s upcoming Treme tv series held a benefit auction for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic at Generations Hall. Below are photos from […]

HBO’s “Treme” Celebrates Musicians’ Clinic at My Darlin’ New Orleans Benefit

Click here for photos from Saturday night’s My Darlin New Orleans Benefit. Saturday night the cast and crew of Treme turned on the charm and focused their cameras on the […]

YouTube du Jour: Kirk Franklin

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AdYnFY_bZ0[/youtube]Today, Essence Music Festival announced the subjects and stars of its empowerment seminars. On Sunday, July 4, there will be an All-Star Gospel tribute to Kirk Franklin, Pastor Shirley Caesar, […]

Marva Wright Tribute at Gallier Hall

[UPDATE] Last week, Marva Wright passed away from complications due to the strokes she suffered in 2009. Services for Wright have been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. She […]

YouTube du Jour: “When We Swam”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjzKkyQoe1U[/youtube]Tonight, Air Traffic Control’s most recent musicians’ activist retreat in New Orleans concludes with a concert at One Eyed Jacks. This session is more indie than previous ones with Ryan […]

My Morning Jacket Plays Midnight Preserves

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James appears on two tracks on Preservation, the recent album by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. After his experience with the Hall band, My Morning Jacket […]

Laura Chilton on Alex’s Passing

Before the Big Star tribute during SXSW, publicist Heather West read a letter from Alex Chilton’s wife, Laura. Here’s the letter: “Even though Alex left this world way too soon, […]

YouTube du Jour: Trombone Shorty

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjY4ivlCjFE[/youtube] Tonight, the Wednesday in the Square free concert series returns to Lafayette Square. The show starts at 5 p.m. with Mia Borders, and headliner Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. […]