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Collectors Items?

In a recent blog post, I questioned art4now’s “Vintage Poster Values,” which documents what Jazz Fest posters cost when they were first sold and what they cost now from art4now. […]

Pizza, Pizza!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Gia Prima, wife of the late Louis Prima, and she told me a story of how fellow Italians used to call her and […]

Going to Extremes

What with the “Louis, Louis” Stage at this weekend’s French Quarter Fest and the celebration of his 100th anniversary at Jazz Fest, Louis Prima’s been on my mind. Supporters who’ve […]

Jazz Fest First Thoughts

Some disconnected quick thoughts: – It’s tempting to say that Jazz Fest has managed its long-time knack for booking bands after their prime – Pearl Jam – but they’ve got […]