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Trumpeting a Music Hall of Fame

The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame: it exists—but does it really? Currently, the organization is online only. There are no bricks and mortar or artifacts or an educational component to […]

Music Museum–At The Head of Canal Street?

For some years, the International Trade Mart  skyscraper (known as the World Trade Center), in a prime location at the head of Canal Street that overlooks the Mississippi River, has […]

I’m a Member of the Krewe of Cos

Cosimo Matassa is a legend. He’s one of the creators of the “New Orleans Sound,” and his engineering expertise was as influential as anyone, including the people who actually made […]

Jazz Fest Notes: Jeff Beck

In preparation for his Jazz Fest appearance, Jeff Beck (Apr. 29, 3:20 p.m., Acura Stage) will perform on American Idol this Wednesday, April 6. He’ll perform a song with the […]

Where Did I Come From?

In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there was a computer terminal that helped trace the influences that led to a given band. Nirvana, it said, was the product […]

Signs of Life

This morning, publisher Jan Ramsey wrote about her experience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. My own response was a little different. It occasionally spoke to me, but […]

Atrocity Exhibition

The conference portion of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s American Music Masters tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew just concluded. The day included interviews with Bartholomew, musicians […]

Handicapping the Hall

Yesterday, the nominees for this year’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced and I announced who I think should be in – Dr. John, Alice […]

Going Three for Four with a Walk

  When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced, I made my predictions for the inductees. Today they were announced and I went three for four. Jeff […]

Picking Up the Spares

I just received the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and frankly, I don’t know why I still pay attention. I feel like I’m in […]