Hurray for the Riff Raff

Music
9:38 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Singing To The Strength Of New Orleans

Alynda Lee Segarra is the lead singer and songwriter of the New Orleans folk ensemble Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Beneath the benevolent gaze of a statue of Saint Roch, the patron saint of dogs, invalids and bachelors, Alynda Lee Segarra sings: "People are dying. No one understands."

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60-Second Weekend
3:59 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

60-Second Weekend: Life Beyond the Fairgrounds

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara performed Thursday night at Festival International in Lafayette.
Credit Dionne Grayson / WWNO

   

Laine Kaplan-Levenson spits the 60 second weekend.

It’s the last weekend in April, which for many means one thing (especially to Fred Kasten), and while we’re counting down for the gates of the Fair Grounds to open wide, let us not forget all that continues to live and breathe outside the racetrack gates. Here are some great things to do before, after, or (gasp) during this weekend’s main attraction:

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