New Orleans – Old Crow Medicine Show fiddler and singer Ketch Secor lived in New Orleans for three years as a youngster - and absorbed a lot of Crescent City influences in those years. OCMS is a big draw at top festivals - and they're regularly featured on A Prairie Home Companion - but they still love to make music in the streets when they can...
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New Orleans, LA – From the HBO series Treme, actor Wendell Pierce talks to WWNO about the show and growing up in NOLA, The Zurich PGA Golf Classic in New Orleans, and author Tom Sancton - "Song of my Fathers"
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - conversation with New Orleans writer, educator and clarinetist Tom Sancton - whose classic coming-of-age-in-New Orleans memoir "Song For My Fathers: A New Orleans Story in Black and White" is now in print in paperback - in an expanded and updated edition.
New Orleans – New Orleans songwriter, pianist, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint - a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer - will perform twice at Jazz Fest - a set of his classic tunes on Friday, April 30th - and selections from his Grammy-nominated jazz cd "The Bright Mississippi" in the Jazz Tent on Saturday, May 1st.
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New Orleans, La. – A magnitude 8-point-8 earthquake devastated the South American country on February 27th. President Sebastian Pinera met with officials at the port of New Orleans for long-term advice. Mayor Ray Nagin advised the government to quickly funnel money to local agencies, and get sturdy modular housing for temporary shelter. He said it could take as long as 15 years to fully recover. Pinera is in Washington for a summit on nuclear weapons and energy technology.