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Brass Band Jazz, Part Two: A Modern Tradition

(The second of a three part series on Modern Brass Band music. Read parts one and three.) Jazz historian and clarinetist Dr. Michael White is the author of “The New […]

Inside Zydeco, Part One

“Honey, in a bar on in a church, it doesn’t make no difference—it’s all the same.” Zydeco. More than just South Louisiana black man’s music, it’s his sustenance. Consumed like […]

Gallery Scene: The French Quarter

There is a mystique about the French Quarter. Traditionally, it is one of the few real bohemias in this generally utilitarian country. The Quarter has long been a favored haunt […]

Soundscape: The New Music Festival

Great music in New Orleans is never hard to find; from zydeco to Dixieland jazz, the choices are extensive and exciting. And in November, the list will expand to include […]

20 Questions for Harry Connick, Jr.

“Bigger than Frank Sinatra…” That’s what Tony Bennett said—and many others are thinking—about Harry Connick, Jr., the young prince of jazz-pop. Harry’s currently riding the crest of national popularity with […]

Janice Medlock: Confessions of a Piano Bar Star

“It’s a life,” declared Janice Medlock emphatically. “It’s more than just a profession—more than music even—it’s a way of life.” The topic at hand was piano bars—specifically what it is […]

Jazz Jam: Sax, Live, and Videotape

New Orleans’ master jazz saxophonist Earl Turbinton has an interesting perspective on his chosen art form. He sees the development of jazz like the growth of a tree sprouting many […]

The New Orleans Gallery Scene: Warehouse District and Beyond

Although people think of music and food when they think of New Orleans, the city’s serious artists and galleries have remained something of a secret for many visitors, and even […]

Radio Acadiana: Tuning in to South Louisiana

Tuning into the South Louisiana radio scene in Lafayette or Eunice either takes a little word of mouth or else a lot of trial and error. Not a lot is […]

Swamp Fest: Acadian Do at the Audubon Zoo

For the last four years the Audubon Zoo has started off its fall season with its Louisiana Swamp Festival. Billed as “the ultimate Cajun experience,” it is a celebration of […]