The only thing more fun than talking to Shannon Powell is listening to him play. Powell is one of the most charismatic drummers to ever grace a stage. His secret? “I’m happy,” Powell tells Music Inside Out. “I was a happy child. I’m a happy spirit.”
Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 10:08 am
A small group of students at Winbourne Elementary in North Baton Rouge, have been picked to be part of an experiment. The East Baton Rouge Parish School District is hoping that teaching the kids music will help them with reading and math.
This week on Continnum Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien present a program of early music featuring four CDs whose names begin with "La".
No, they're not all CDs of vocal music, but a conglomeration of early music from various sources featuring various ensembles. The CDs used are: La Folia (Jordi Savall et al) Alia Vox AV9805; La Messe des Fous (Barry Harward Consort) BNL BNL112746; La Dolce Vita (King's Singers & Tragicomedia) EMI CDC 7 54191 2; and La Bele Marie (Anonymous 4) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907312.
Centenary College’s Meadows Museum of Art will open a Beatles exhibition Saturday featuring illustrations by Enoch Doyle Jeter.
Jeter is artist-in-residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s School of Visual and Performing Arts.
The 14 prints interpret every song on the “With the Beatles” album. They’re featured in the new John Lennon biography “She Loves You.” Jeter says he was given a lot of latitude by the author, Jude Southerland Kessler.
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns have been playing together as a band since 2009. But their repertoire suggests a much longer, deeper history, dating back to the early part of the last century, when people were buying phonographs and drinking absinthe in its original form.
Cosimo Matassa, owner of J&M Recording Studios in the French Quarter where Fats Domino recorded his first album in 1949, has died. Matassa was 88 years old.
Matassa recorded music with many popular musicians including Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Little Richard and Lloyd Price. Smiley Lewis, Professor Longhair, Roy Brown and countless others also created magic at Matassa's studio.
He opened the J&M Record Shop in 1945 and since there were no other recording studios in New Orleans at the time, his studio became a popular gathering place for musicians.
This week on Continnum Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien present early music of the Ars Subtilior (more subtle art). This is a musical style characterized by rhythmic and notational complexity, centered in Paris, Avignon in southern France, also in northern Spain at the end of the fourteenth century.
Performers include Ensemble Organum, The Orlando Consort, and The Huelgas Ensemble. The music is from the CD Harmonia Mundi - Century 7, from the ten CD set of Early Music on the Harmonia Mundi label.