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Terence Blanchard talks back

Initially renowned as a jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, New Orleans native son and five-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, 55, has since delved into music from numerous angles. He became […]

Dining Out: Taqueria Guerrero

“Did you like the food?” Countless times—I dare say, more than a hundred—Ciro Garcia has asked me this same question at the cash register at Taqueria Guerrero, the neighborhood Mexican […]

The Dish: Chef Steve Himelfarb on Cake Café’s Lox & Eggs

Which of the dishes on your menu says the most about you? The whole menu is really a cross section of my life—what I grew up with in Washington DC, […]

In the Spirit with Missy Cross at St. Cecilia

“For this cocktail, I start by pouring a double shot of espresso over ice before adding the other ingredients. Then I’m ready to shake it up. Because this is a […]

Second to None: Dancing Man 504 leads the way

An eight-year-old boy fell in love with movement near the intersection of Orleans and Claiborne, where he watched Mardi Gras Indians parade by, chanting the stories of generations. The little […]

Songwriting with Soldiers: Mary Gauthier goes where the hurt is

Mary Gauthier digs deeply for a song. She never fears exposing the darker places in the human soul. “My natural instinct is to go deep,” the Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Baton […]

Fire in the Hole: The spirit work of Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors

When Victor Harris came out in his beautiful new red suit on Carnival Day 2018, it marked his 53rd year masking Indian, the most in the history of the Mardi […]

300 Songs for 300 Years: R&B standouts

In this month’s installment of essential New Orleans songs, we look at some of the cornerstones of New Orleans R&B. Each of these songs made an impression nationally and left […]

More Than a Tribute: Celebrating David Bowie

David Bowie—a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane and Major Tom—is gone but surely not forgotten. Celebrating David Bowie, a tour starring Bowie musicians who worked with him […]

Pink Room Project at BUKU: Pushing the boundary

“We sound like and look like what New Orleans sound like and look like. Or what it should sound like and look like,” Pink Room Project’s Brandon Ares said. The […]