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A Blog Supreme
1:03 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Kickin' It With Han Bennink

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:05 pm

Here's a great shot of drummer Han Bennink, who turns 70 today, deploying one of his signature moves: the "putting a foot on the snare drum." It's quite a spectacle when you see it live. There's the visual display of a big man (he is well over 6-feet-tall, and muscular) contorting himself with the gleeful strain of a mad scientist. There's also a practical basis, which has to do with ingeniously modifying the timbre of the drum. He explains in this short video:

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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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The Listening Room
2:16 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Wynton Marsalis: Swinging Into The 21st!

Jazz is dead! Well, it's not true — but in the history of the music, that statement is heard very often. Wynton Marsalis has found that the best way to combat that idea is simple — keep creating.

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Inside The Arts
3:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie Celebrates Americana

Award winning Jazz singer Rene Marie celebrates Americana in an evening of song as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a Jazz Journey concert featuring Germaine Bazzle, Stephanie Jordan and Betty Shirley. The free concert is Friday January 13th at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The concert begins at 7pm.

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WWNO News Features
1:37 pm
Fri February 13, 2009

Faubourg Treme

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The fabric and identity of New Orleans is often revealed through the history of its neighborhoods. Now, a film documentary by two local producers tells the story of one of New Orleans's oldest and most culturally significant.

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Film
4:40 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Zeitgeist to Screen Film on Jazz Singer Anita O'Day

Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.

Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.

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