Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer
Fortunately, the French are already masters in the fine art of eye-rolling.
Surveying the Katrina benefit albums
Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections
Hard week, obviously. The following short list of some of my favorite New Orleans records, books, movies, and plays does in fact trivialize the effects of hurricane Katrina. It's meant in tribute. Here's the Red Cross link. King Oliver, "Dipper Mouth Blues" Jelly Roll Morton, "Grandpa's Spells" ... More >>
Is it cool to write a book about being cool in America?
Ghetto Thang: Coolbone leads a new school of musicians rediscovering the lost sound of the "other" New Orleans.