We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Harry Connick, Jr. The award winning singer, pianist, composer, actor and native son celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus — which he co-founded in 1993 — with a new CD, Smokey Mary.
BySTACEY PLAISANCE | The Associated Press•Jul 13, 2012
Grammy-winning jazz singer Harry Connick Jr. will host and perform in a television variety show that pays tribute to the music of Louisiana and the industries that have shaped its culture and history.
The show, a Louisiana Public Broadcasting special set to air in December, will be available to PBS affiliates nationwide next year and will include performances of "You Are My Sunshine" in genres such as Cajun, zydeco, jazz and blues.
New Orleanians have an endless number of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. Whether it's riding in a Super Krewe, marching in a street parade, or costuming in the Quarter, everyone seems to find their own way of bringing this unique holiday to life. And even with the million dollar floats and thousands of masked riders, there's still a way for small groups to do their own their own thing.