Congratulations to Rebirth Brass Band, honored as Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for their Grammy winning CD, Rebirth of New Orleans, at Gambit’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards.
In honor of ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror festival this weekend in New York, we introduce Quintron & Miss Pussycat of New Orleans, Louisiana — two weirdos who make the world turn. Catch them plus Dirty 3, Frank Ocean, Philip Glass and The Roots
Photographer Steven Forester’s “Faces” of New Orleans video featuring celebrity and local personalities.
Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, by Ben Sandmel, is the second volume in the Louisiana Musicians Biography Series. Launched in 2010, the series exemplifies The Historic New Orleans Collection’s commitment to preserving and celebrating the unique musical culture of the Gulf South.
The first book in the series, Unfinished Blues…Memories of a New Orleans Music Man, by Harold R. Battiste Jr. with Karen Celestan, won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Shaolin Jazz hits New Orleans
The Washington, DC duo that created the unique project, Shaolin Jazz, visited New Orleans for a music lecture at Tulane University and the official debut listening party for their newest project. Urban Orleans spoke with the two Hip Hop heads to find out what inspired them to marry Jazz standards with, perhaps one of the most brash Rap groups of all time, the infamous Wu-Tang Clan, for an entire project?
Read the full interview here
Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died. She would have turned 74 Wednesday. (CNN)
It’s that time of year again, and I know where I want to take my Valentine: the Sissy Sweetheart Ball featuring Big Freedia, Katey Red, Jean-Eric, and Rusty Lazer!
You don’t want to miss your chance to see the Queen Diva, Big Freedia, and the original, Katey Red. DJ Jean-Eric, will perform a fantasmic mix of loungey-goodness to warm everyone up, and Nicky Da B and JC Styles will open, with local fav Rusty Lazer providing the beats.
If you love someone, show them - how much you like to bop that booty.
10th Ward Buck
From photographer Sha Ribeiro’s recent show, “New Orleans Bounce” in Milan
Katey Red. by Sha Riberio. From the show: NEW ORLEANS BOUNCE at Nike Stadium in Milan