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Grant Street Lives

Music fans in Lafayette were in rock ’n’ roll heaven June 30. Not only was Jerry Lee Lewis in town performing live, but he was helping to reopen a stage […]

Unreleased Armstrong at Satchmo Summerfest

Fifty years ago Louis Armstrong was at the peak of his popularity. On May 25, 1956, Armstrong played to a crowd of more than 100,000 in Ghana, one of the […]

Returning the Favor

New Orleans musicians have been the beneficiaries of a benefit concerts around the world in the months since Katrina. Recently, New Orleans R&B singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry (featured in Michael […]

Overdue Recognition

The National Endowment for the Arts recently unveiled the eleven recipients of the 2006 National Heritage Fellowships, the highest honor that the NEA bestows upon folk and traditional artists. Louisiana […]

Do The Dew Drop Inn

Post-Katrina New Orleans presents a host of practical challenges for clubs and live venues, a central part of Louisiana’s music economy. A new television program from Cox Communications is looking […]

Richard’s Last Night

Michael Seider remembers the first time he attended Richard’s Club in Lawtell, known as the Grand Ole Opry of Zydeco. Seider had just returned from the heat and humidity of […]

Scott Thomas

“He was a total stand-up guy.” “An extra good dude” “A great guy to know.” “A gentleman’s gentleman.” This is a small sampling of the beautiful things that musicians from […]

Banding Together

The Carrollton Station Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing relief to area musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina, released Feeder Bands on the Run, a compilation of twenty songs in […]

A Little Recognition

The James Beard Foundation held its annual award ceremonies in New York May 7 and 8, and several New Orleanians came out on top. The Journalism Awards had a decidedly […]

A Blue-Eyed Farewell

One day in 1955, 15-year old Doug Ardoin sat down behind a make-shift drum kit, twisted the harmonica rack that he’d fashioned from a coat-hanger around his neck, plugged in […]