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Dining Out: Palm&Pine

At the open kitchen counter at Palm&Pine, sauté pans and sizzle plates sway to a rhythmic flow as chefs Amarys and Jordan Herdon reveal their story through touch and taste—where […]

Raj Smoove, the greatest DJ in the world, takes on the New Orleans music industry

Raj Smoove has never had a “real job.” No summers mowing lawns, no part-time gig stocking shelves over the holidays, no late-night restaurant shifts in the French Quarter. At age […]

Eat New: A dozen recommendations for new restaurant dining choices

The vibrant restaurant scene in New Orleans continues to expand with some truly exciting new dining options. Here’s a little taste. Addis Nola  Ethiopian cuisine is one of the most […]

Astral Project’s Tony Dagradi reveals his art work

Following decades of being a renowned jazz musician, saxophonist Tony Dagradi extended his artistic reach to visual art. In 2015, Dagradi, best known for his musical explorations with Astral Project […]

Art Neville Memorial

Grief is not an emotion that invites comparisons. It is an overwhelming, supernatural sense of loss that is an essential part of human consciousness, the realization that a part of […]

In Memoriam: Art Neville (1937 – 2019)

Arthur Lanon Neville—“Poppa Funk”—a keyboardist, New Orleans music icon and downright great individual, died July 22 after several years of declining health. He was 81. Jerry Wexler once described Neville’s […]

Ken Burns talks back

In early August, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was in full evangelist mode. Five weeks before the September 15 debut of Country Music, his latest television epic, Burns rhapsodized over country […]

Not Fancy, Just Soulful: Deja Vieux food-truck park is a unique dining experience

Ross and Sharonda Baudy met in Katy, Texas. “I didn’t like him at first,” says Sharonda. Ross, who moved from Gentilly to Texas after Katrina, had purchased the nightclub at […]

Siberia becomes Carnaval Lounge

Siberia has gone south to Brazil. The new owners of the St. Claude Avenue bar, restaurant and music venue have renamed it Carnaval Lounge.  “We want it to be a […]

SOUND CHECK: Five Questions with Tree Adams

Tree Adams transitioned from singer-guitarist in a jam band to prolific composer of film and TV scores. Since 2017, he’s scored TV’s NCIS: New Orleans. The Los Angeles-based Adams recently […]