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Music Review: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: ‘Dee Dee’s Feathers’

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A dynamic tribute to the cultural spirit of New Orleans and its people’s character on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read More »

New Orleans: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, an Uneven Recovery

Street art, New Orleans. Photo by Jon Sobel

While residents' attitudes have turned positive on average, great racial and neighborhood disparities remain. Read More »

Reader Giveaway: Win Dee Dee Bridgewater’s New Orleans Tribute Album Marking Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

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Recorded with trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 'Dee Dee's Feathers' guest-stars Dr. John and other greats. Read More »

Music Review: Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue – ‘A New Orleans Creole Christmas’

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Mayfield takes us to New Orleans for a joyful Creole Christmas you are sure to enjoy! Read More »

Faulkner Society’s Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans

Basilica of St. Louis King of France, Jackson Square, New Orleans.

The joy of this "feast" is that one has the opportunity to see the beauties of New Orleans because the events are held in various venues, all incomparable because they are centered in and around the unique French Quarter. Read More »

Book Review: ‘New Orleans Requiem’ by D. J. Donaldson


When a man is found stabbed with one eyelid removed and four Scrabble tiles on his chest, can the murderer be stopped before he kills again? Read More »

Music Review: Rebirth Brass Band – ‘Move Your Body’

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Rebirth Brass Band bring a little taste of New Orleans into your home and heart. Read More »

Music Review: Passenger – ‘Whispers’

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Passenger's new album 'Whispers' gets right to the heart of what meaningful, touching, and well played music can be. Read More »

Book Review: ‘New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras’ by Rosary O’Neill

New Orleans Carnival Krewes by Rosary O'Neill

'New Orleans Carnival Krewes' by Rosary O'Neill reveals the traditions, the secret societies and the history of how New Orleans and Mardi Gras came to be as integral to each other as red beans and rice. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Haunted History of New Orleans: Ghosts of the French Quarter’ by James Caskey


This book presents a great blend of fact, fiction, and ghostly activity, along with a loving view of New Orleans as the extraordinary city it is. Read More »