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Send Me a Friend Partners with Positive Vibrations Foundation

After Anders Osborne got clean and sober, he quickly realized he needed some help at work. A gigging, touring musician, Osborne works at festivals, clubs, theaters and music halls, most […]

DANCIN’ THROUGH FESS’ LIFE AND MUSIC: Longhair at the Old U.S. Mint

As you enter the Professor Longhair exhibit, formally called “Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial,” on the second floor of the Old U.S. Mint, a bust of the iconic […]

HOT OFF THE GRIDDLE: The Crazy Waffle Sisterhood

Sinnidra Taylor and her sister Aisha grew up in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. Not seeing any obvious career paths open to her, Sinnidra moved to Houston, Texas to […]

MY MUSIC with Gregg Martinez

“We’re all just heartbroken—GG Shinn died yesterday and we’re going to bury him Monday. He was my hero. I just left [Lafayette Music] where I picked up his trumpet, which […]

Bill Graham’s Legacy: The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans

Live Nation will open a new music venue in New Orleans in early 2019. The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, a 2,200-capacity music hall, will fill the long-vacant second floor […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Carlo Ditta

Carlo Ditta’s Orleans Records has created an invaluable legacy. The label’s catalog includes Professor Longhair, Danny Barker, Willy DeVille, Mighty Sam McClain, Roland Stone, Little Freddie King, Guitar Slim Jr., […]

MY MUSIC: jazz pianist Oscar Rossignoli

“My dad grew up playing the bass—just amateur bands, nothing professional, but he has an ear for music. He knows what’s wrong, what’s right, but he doesn’t know why. He […]

Five Questions with hip-hop artist Hasheem Amin on his release The Reunion, featuring “The Streets Still Jumpin’”

First off, what does the title reference? My start in doing hip-hop was almost exclusively underground. Everybody was wanting to get signed to a label. We didn’t care about that. […]

Back to School: CR Gruver opens the area’s first School of Rock

There’s little doubt that the 2003 film School of Rock starring Jack Black was a smash success at the box office and a pop-culture landmark. But who knew that Black’s […]

My Music With Alex Pian (Greazy Alice)

“Some people write third-person lyrics that are stories about other things. What I write is all relatively personal to me. I give my best effort to make first-person observations about […]