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Irma on Gulf Aid

[One notable absence at last weekend’s Gulf Aid concert was Irma Thomas. She sent OffBeat the following email the Friday before the event.] So no one would think I didn’t […]

YouTube du Jour: Irma Thomas

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKvTDWqjTX4[/youtube]In 2008, Mojo Magazine honored Irma Thomas. Thomas plays Wednesday in the Square tonight at 5 p.m. with Paul Sanchez, Margie Perez and Glen David Andrews opening, and here is […]

Join the Fringes

The Fringe Theater Festival returns November 17-21. On Monday, May 24, there will be Fringe Fest informational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Shadowbox Theater (2400 St. Claude Ave.). Those […]

Cyril on the Gulf Oil Disaster

[The following was posted at CyrilNeville.net Saturday, the day before he played Gulf Aid with the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, who were joined for the occasion my Marcia Ball] […]

YouTube du Jour: “It Ain’t My Fault”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ-ucKrK5qM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]At Gulf Aid, Mos Def joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to debut their new version of the Smokey Johnson classic, “It Ain’t My Fault.” Here’s footage of his appearance, […]

Gulf Aid a Mix of Anger and Celebration

[UPDATED]There was a healthy dose of outrage Sunday at Gulf Aid, the benefit concert to aid those affected by the oil disaster that occurred when the Deepwater Horizon oil well […]

Jaffe Talks Gulf Aid, “It Ain’t My Fault” on CNN

Yesterday, Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe was interviewed on CNN. Here’s a transcript of the interview: FREDRICKA WHITFIELD: All this big rain, it’s not washing out the compassion and […]

YouTube du Jour: Lenny Kravitz

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHcFrRJUNbU[/youtube]An interview with Lenny Kravitz on Fox 8 News before Sunday’s Gulf Aid concert.

Gulf Aid Moves Indoors, Times Changed

[UPDATED] Gulf Aid, the benefit concert for fishermen, the wetlands, and those adversely affected by the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, is on despite the morning rain storm. […]

YouTube du Jour: Lenny Kravitz

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1S8HWSWf4[/youtube]Sunday’s Gulf Aid benefit concert features headliner Lenny Kravitz. Here he covers Jimmy Cliff’s classic “Many Rivers to Cross.” The complete Gulf Aid schedule is online here.