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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:30 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: David Egan — 20 Years of Trouble

David Egan.

David Eagan is one of Louisiana's most recorded songwriters. A short list of artists covering his tunes includes Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Joe Cocker, Mavis Staples, John Mayall and Johnny Adams.

Egan grew up in the music-rich environments of 1960s Shreveport.

"You had the whole chitlins-circuit thing," Egan said. "You had the Bossier Strip, which was, of course, somebody's going to write a great book about that someday; just a hotbed of neon and music and vice. All those clubs and everything. And you had the Louisiana Hayride."

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:00 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: C.J. Chenier Keeps It Red Hot

C.J. Chenier at the 2011 Rawa Blues Festival in Poland.
Credit Małgorzata Miłaszewska-Duda

C.J. Chenier is the son of Zydeco legend Clifton Chenier.

"I didn't know to what magnitude my dad's popularity was, but I knew he played music and because he played music I wanted to play music," Chenier said.

C.J. took a few piano lessons, messed around with guitar a little bit, and by the fourth grade was ready to try a horn.

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Out To Lunch
4:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Out to Lunch — Coffee and Ice Cream

Peter Ricchiuti, Adrian Simpson and Danielle Boyce Batten.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

New Orleans coffee and New Orleans ice cream — they're not just for New Orleanians any more, and you can hear why on this episode of Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Adrian Simpson from New Orleans Ice Cream and Danielle Boyce Batten from Cool Brew Coffee are making an allied assault on the nation.

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Race
10:54 am
Mon April 8, 2013

From Dishwashers To Head Chefs

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 1:52 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll hear the latest installment in our tweet poetry series, Muses and Metaphor, but first, we'd like to talk about an effort to add some flavor to the top ranks of restaurant kitchens in America's spiciest city.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: A Conversation With Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves and her quartet will play Jazz Fest Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013.
Credit Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves is one of the finest jazz singers on the planet. Born in Detroit, she grew up in Denver in a family full of musicians.

"There's a lot of musicians in my family," Reeves said. "My uncle is a bassist and he was with the symphony for many years, as well as a jazz bassist. A couple of great aunts were performers, and then I have another cousin who actually produced a lot of my records, George Duke. So music was very much part of the family."

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Home & Garden
6:57 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Proper Watering Key for Container Gardening

Growing plants in containers allows us to grow them in places where there isn't soil like on our porches, decks or patios.


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WRKF
4:35 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Interviews: Filmmakers Cleve Bailey and Phillip Smith, Former State Lawmaker Raymond Jetson

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:40 am

Jim talks with filmmakers Cleve Bailey and Phillip Smith about their new film "Inclusion Illusion: One Baton Rouge"

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

The Pfabulous Pfister Sisters

The Pfister Sisters.
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Listen to Gwen & the Pfisters

Harmony, thy name is Pfister!

This week, the Pfister Sisters sing out and occasionally act out during a rollicking hour spent on jazz vocal harmonies.

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Music
4:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

"Talkin' Jazz" with Great New Orleans Trumpeter and Singer Wendell Brunious

An interview with New Orleans trumpeter and singer Wendell Brunious.

Wendell Brunious is one of New Orleans' most accomplished and versatile musicians.

A top-notch trumpeter and flugelhornist, and engaging singer and front man, Brunious is well versed in a wide range of music: from early jazz, to many eras of pop, to R&B and bebop.

Brunious is featured regularly at the French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, and at clubs around the Crescent City. He recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint, presented here.

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WRKF
11:48 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: State Representative Franklin J. Foil, Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:08 pm

Jim talks with Republican State Representative Franklin J. Foil about the upcoming legislative session and Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed tax plan.

Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain discusses his experience as the pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and also the upcoming MLB season.


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