Edward Buckner of the Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club says
his group's annual parade will continue this year, despite setbacks from
Hurricane Katrina. While originally slated for April, the new date for the
second line is Sunday, May 14 — Mother's Day.
In January 2006, the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund and the New
Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force hosted the All Star Second
Line Parade. More than 30 clubs took part. Wearing shirts that said "ReNew
Orleans," they led thousands of returned and di...
The long, hot New Orleans summer usually sends any musician with the means on
the road. Summer festivals are usually eager to add an authentic slice of the
Crescent City to their roster, and the drop in tourism during the humid
midsummer months means gigs in the city are fe...
Starting two weeks ago, a serendipitous meeting between the New Orleans
Musicians' Clinic and St. Anna's Episcopal Church has given birth to a weekly
event that will be useful — and fun — for musicians and nonmusicians
The church became one of the first nonprofit o...
Linda Porter — President of the Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure
Tamara Jackson — President VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Gerie Thompson — member of the VIP Ladies and Kids
Eve Troeh: Tamara, tell me abo...
MARCH 20, Austin, TX — New Orleans used the substantial platform of the
South By Southwest music industry conference for the first showing of its new
initiatives in promoting Louisiana music and generating tourism,
Scott Aiges, who resigned as head of the ma...