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Five Questions with Billy Iuso, who celebrates 1969 on his 50th birthday

Is this celebration concert at Tipitina’s something you’ve been planning a long time? I always try to book a gig on or near my birthday which is actually January 26th […]

My Music With fiddler David Greely

“I moved back to Louisiana about 1986–87. I had met Steve Riley and he used to sit in with me at lunch time at Mulate’s in Baton Rouge. We were offered […]

Five Questions with Nina Buck of the Palm Court Jazz Café

“We’re history, that’s who we are,” declares Nina Buck, the owner of the Palm Court Jazz Café, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. When Nina’s husband, the late George […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Sean Ardoin

A fourth-generation musician, Sean Ardoin traces his lineage to Amédé Ardoin, an accordion genius and ’20s and ’30s recording artist who many believe laid the foundation for zydeco and Cajun music. […]

Germaine Bazzle and Ellis Marsalis to reunite on stage

The Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre will have a party that can only happen once every 300 years. “It’s All About New Orleans” features the pairing of longtime New […]

SOUNDCHECK: Five Questions with Evan Christopher

Evan Christopher will debut his new work “The Faubourg Variations” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. The performance has been made possible with […]

More than a Music Club: Howlin’ Wolf turns 30

Howie Kaplan had zero experience running a major music venue when he bought the Howlin’ Wolf from Jack Groetsch in 2000. Just over 30, Kaplan had spent his entire adult […]

Happy Birthday Celebrations including Dave Bartholomew and WWOZ

December is a big month for birthdays, including Dave Bartholomew, who will be 100 years old on December 24, and Henry Roeland “Professor Longhair” Byrd, who was born 100 years […]

Oh Crap! Debbie Davis’ Christmas

Christmas music has a special place in the heart of Debbie Davis, and she’s now got one of the city’s holiday music traditions to her name. For the fourth year […]

My Music: Chris Stafford of Feufollet

“I started with piano when I was super young. My mom realized I was interested in music so she put me in piano lessons. My teacher got frustrated with me because […]