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Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything […]

Love’s in the Air for “A Night in the Treme”

“Tell people a little bit about Congo Square, about social aid and pleasure clubs, about Mardi Gras Indians, and do a tie-in to the music.” That’s HBO Treme actor Wendell […]

Dr. Michael White an NEA Heritage Fellow

Yesterday, traditional jazz clarinetist and educator Dr. Michael White was awarded an NEA Heritage Fellowship. He is the eighth Louisianan to receive this recognition since 2000. In 2001, Boozoo Chavis was named a […]