performances

Black Girl Giggles Collective

The Black Girl Giggles Collective hosts events throughout the year that spotlight black women in comedy. In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, NolaVie’s David Benedetto sits down with Camille Roane, comic and co-founder of the Collective.  

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New Orleans Opera Association

Since the end of the 1700s, opera has been a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Here to tell us a little bit about the operatic history of the city is Baty Landis of the New Orleans Opera Association. She joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto in the studio to talk about the Opera’s upcoming 75th season.

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It wasn't an easy road to the Tiny Desk for the four guys from Louisiana who make up Brass Bed. Their tour, for the band's debut album The Secret Will Keep You, was plagued from the start: Singer Christiaan Mader had the flu, there was a death in the family and multiple dates had to be canceled. Their van was broken into and their instruments stolen. So when they heard that a big snowstorm was headed for D.C. at the same time they were to play the Tiny Desk, it felt like yet another bad omen.

Pianist Jonathan Batiste was born and raised in New Orleans as part of the Batiste jazz family dynasty there. He was playing with the family band by age 8. Eventually he took his talents to Julliard, and that's where he met the rest of Stay Human: Joe Saylor on the drums, Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba and Eddie Barbash on alto sax.