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Rebirth Brass Band, Dave Bartholomew and Grammy Thoughts

The best news at yesterday’s Grammy Awards was Rebirth Brass Band winning the Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album for Rebirth of New Orleans, which was presented during […]

Happening on Canal Street…Rebirth or Not?…and Merry Christmas!

I just got back from a tour of the Joy Theater on the corner of Canal and Loyola Streets. I’ve seen many a movie there, but the theater had gotten […]

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 […]

Taking the Treme Out of New Orleans

Thanks to the success of HBO’s Treme, musicians featured in the show are booking a national tour. “A Night in Treme” headlines with Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, and Donald […]