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Big Chief on the Battlefront

Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians is mad at Chris Rose. Last November, Rose wrote a column for the Times-Picayune called “1 Dead in Attic,” […]

Building Lessons

In the months after Hurricane Katrina, experts pointed to the Netherlands as an example for how to stave off potential flooding. Late last fall, six American and Dutch architects were […]

Creole Reunion

Creole jazz banjo player Don Vappie is the central figure in American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, a documentary that airs August 29 at 9 p.m. on Louisiana Public Broadcasting and […]

Slow and Low

On Uncovered, Tony Joe White’s new album, the man responsible for “Polk Salad Annie” is back with an album dotted with duets with Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Michael […]

Jazz Fest Announces Musicians’ Application Guide

Bands wishing to play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell need to submit press kits between September 1 and October 15, 2006. In an attempt to […]

Look for the Union Label

For the first time since Reconstruction, a man of color, “Deacon” John Moore, has been elected president of the local chapter of the Musicians Mutual Protective Union (local No. 174-496), […]

For the Love of Gaye

On August 29, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is releasing an album dedicated to the music, spirituality and social vision of Marvin Gaye, an […]

You Can’t Win if You’re Not in the Game

Rejection never sounded so good to zydeco musician Terrance Simien, and his wife and manager, Cynthia. The forces behind a five-year effort to establish a Cajun/zydeco Grammy category, the Simiens […]

The Sound of Drywall

Working primarily with experimental drone/ambient sounds for just under a decade now, minimalist Potpie (a.k.a. Mike Karnowski) recently released his 13th CD, Waterline. As with all his albums, Waterline is […]

Breaking Up

For Terence Blanchard, the hardest part of his work on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s new documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts was taking a breather. […]