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WWOZ Continues to Expand

WWOZ is one of the city’s more outstanding cultural success stories, and is one of the better-financed non-profits, which has allowed it to continue to expand its operations. Radio station […]

Treme at Buffa’s: If You Can’t Make It Here, You’d Better Not Leave (S4 E1)

A New Orleans tradition was renewed Sunday night when people gathered in the back room at Buffa’s to watch the HBO drama Treme and hear one of the featured artists […]

HBO’s Treme Finishes Shooting Final Season

It was a raw and misty late afternoon in February during Mardi Gras. Spotlights illuminated the gloaming Marigny shadows with a surreal, almost funereal light. David Simon and Eric Overmyer […]

Treme Episode 9: Musicians Seal the Deals

Most of the musicians on Treme play themselves. Others are given small acting roles, and a very few are actually both musicians and actors playing out storylines that overlap with […]

Treme Season 3, Episode 4: Music Is the Message

In last night’s episode of Treme, “The Greatest Love,” Davis McAlary is in Piety Street Studios with producer Mark Bingham, trying to convince him to donate studio time to record […]

Uncle Lionel Batiste: February 1, 1931 – July 8, 2012

Of all the colorful char-actors who’ve populated the streets of New Orleans over the years, Uncle Lionel Batiste takes the cake. Uncle Lionel patrolled the banquette along lower Decatur and […]

Notes from a Boogalooer

Notes from da Boogaloo…. Went to Bayou Boogaloo on Saturday, and I really loved it. The setting is really nice, on the grass right next to Bayou St. John. I […]

Treme News: Davis on Davis’ Episode

At 17dots.com, Davis Rogan is blogging about the music on Treme. Here’s his commentary on Sunday’s episode, which he co-wrote with the late David Mills. In the post, Rogan alludes […]

Treme News: Davis, Benefits and Marathons

[UPDATED] At 17dots.com, Davis Rogan – the inspiration for Treme‘s Davis McAlary – has started blogging about the music from each episode. In the first post, he writes with wit, […]

Damn, That Light’s in My Eyes!

Got to work this morning and there was a film crew out, apparently shooting a scene for HBO’s series Tremé in, of all places, Mona’s Restaurant. My office overlooks the […]