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Struggling to Make Ends Meet is the New Norm

In his last act as executive director of Sweet Home New Orleans, Jordan Hirsch declared, “This is a crisis.” Hirsch is stepping down from leadership of the non-profit agency and […]

YouTube du Jour: Rotary Downs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrgcC5AHVfA[/youtube] Rotary Downs plays Le Bon Temps Roule. This hilarious video for “Djinni Stomp” goes back to the band’s Chained to the Chariot album.

TED Shares with New Orleans

[UPDATED] As New Orleans approaches its five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, TEDxNOLA wants to help the city move onward. “TED is bringing people together to discuss how New Orleans has […]

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Re-Releases All-Star Benefit Album

Ten years ago, a brand-new, struggling New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) produced and released an excellent fundraiser album, Get You A Healin’. The CD featured local heavy hitters like the Funky […]

Two Nights of Uneasy

Tonight, Harry Shearer will premiere his new documentary, The Big Uneasy, which goes inside the Army Corps of Engineers to look at the levee failures that led to the post-Katrina […]

Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint Collaborate for New Album

Aaron Neville will be joined by Allen Toussaint for his upcoming album, I Know I’ve Been Changed, due out October 26. The album coincides with Neville’s 50th year since he […]

YouTube du Jour: Jason Marsalis

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCeGu07xMw[/youtube] Tonight, Jason Marsalis plays Dos Jefes  Uptown on Tchoupitoulas. Here he is from last December at Snug Harbor, complete with drum commentary.

53rd Annual Grammy Deadline Approaches

The deadline for entering recordings into the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards is Tuesday, August 31. “I just want to see as many local records get entered into the GRAMMYs as possible,” […]

Certified NOLA: Local Underground Hip-Hop at House of Blues Tonight

Tonight at House of Blues, sneaker/clothing shop Traffic Boutique and their affiliated entertainment group, Supreme Street, are presenting a bill of local underground hip-hop artists, with Aquaforce, Kashflow, Lil Dee, […]

Get to Know Your “Certified” Emcees

New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, but rap and hip-hop are our city’s most popular mainstream musical exports. Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Mystikal, Master P, Mannie Fresh, B.G., Jay […]