Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 3:11 pm
After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" There's a pause, and then Carla Cook says off-mic, "The '80s." The audience hears her and laughs.
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts formalized a new pillar of artistic study this week with a dedication ceremony in its new kitchen. Producer Angela Taylor reports. We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: email@example.com.
To those out on a jolly spree this past St. Patrick's Day, all might have seemed copacetic in the Irish Channel. Parasol's Bar & Restaurant and Tracey's Bar & Restaurant each hosted their own, independent block parties for the holiday, but the two taverns are so close that, to the happy reveler at least, it may have seemed like one big, green-clad bash.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - New Orleans poet, folklorist and educator Mona Lisa Saloy's multi-award-winning volume of poetry "Red Beans and Ricely Yours" - which is now available as an audio book...
To find out more about Mona Lisa Saloy's reading on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - at the Tennessee Williams Festival - please click here .
New Orleans, La. – Sir Nigel Sheinwald is meeting today (Tuesday) with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and later in the week with Florida Governor Rick Scott. He says Louisiana's two Senators, Gulf Coast claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg and others have given him updates and he's confident that BP is making headway.