Lafayette, Louisiana quintet GIVERS play a highly danceable brand of pop music that sticks in your head for days if you let it, but there's much more at work in their music than simple four-on-the-floor dance beats. Swatches of West African guitar melodies and Latin percussion rhythms mingle with ... More >>
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 >>
Courtesy of Tommy BegnaudThe new menu is the talk of the town.
As Town Talk Diner debuts an updated menu (while keeping around old favorites like the Brat Burger and Frickles,) we talked to chef Tommy Begnaud, the creative force behind the changes. Begnaud shared some of his history--he grew up i ... More >>