james booker

All Things New Orleans
2:02 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

The Bayou Maharajah prepares for the Big Screen; Jewish Women highlight food deserts

A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from Southern Living; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event.

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Lily Keber & the Bayou Maharajah
3:56 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Reviving James Booker, The 'Piano Prince Of New Orleans'

Piano player James Booker is considered a New Orleans legend.
Bunny Matthews

Every day in New Orleans, Lily Keber rolls out of bed and walks to a flat, minor office building to meet her muse. Keber makes a cup of coffee with chicory, hooks up her computer and waits for what sounds like a dozen spiders to crawl across a piano.

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