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Captain Mackey's Excellent Adventure

Mon, 02/22/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
So, what's in a name? Especially a band name. Well, here's the thing - sometimes they confuse, and sometimes they defy explanation, but sometimes they convey something very real about the band itself. Captain Mackey's Goatskin and String Band - try saying that three times ... Read more

Frenchmen St. Club Owner and Bands Raise $5K for Haiti

Tue, 02/02/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Bil "Negril" Szarabajka owns two of the hottest clubs on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, The Spotted Cat and Café Negril. On Sunday, January 31, Bil held a Haiti benefit at both of them, raising $5007 for Doctors Without Borders. Read more

Mixin' with the Minx

Tue, 01/26/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Like a lot of the women I know, I am a fan of burlesque shows. It’s interesting. Ask most women if they would like to go see burlesque and, most likely, they will jump at the chance. Ask if they want to go and watch another type of ‘exotic’ dancer, and the reaction is rarel... Read more

The Inside View on the Krewe du Vieux

Mon, 01/25/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
As everyone in New Orleans knows, becoming a member of a New Orleans' Mardi Gras Krewe isn't always the easiest thing to accomplish...just try and join Rex...I dare you. But Rex doesn't hold the patent on exclusivity, or popularity. While the big parades that roll on Fat T... Read more

Day two of the International Blues Challenge

Fri, 01/22/10
Authored by Big D
It is the morning of the second full day of the IBC here in Memphis and what a ride. Wed night the International showcase was fantastic, a concert with all of the acts from outside of the US. 12 countries are represented from 5 continents. I was most impressed with the duo ... Read more

Hawaiians and the Sugar Bowl

Sat, 01/02/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
As a French Quarter resident, tourists stopped making an impression years ago.  However, as I walked through today's Sugar Bowl crowd, I got surprisingly nostalgic about the University of Hawaii fans from the 2007 Sugar Bowl.  Sentimental even.  Like missing an old friend. ... Read more

Silent Night? Holy Bejezus!

Mon, 12/07/09
Authored by Sean O'Meara
Story by Sharon Armstrong. Photographs courtesy of Legacy. The Christmas season in New Orleans might be full of holy nights, but they will be far from silent if Irish music group Legacy has anything to do with it. At a time when New Orleanians are starting to think about ... Read more

Jackson Square After the Saints Game

Sat, 12/19/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
12 N.O. French Quarter Wanderings After The Saints Redskins Game  We watch the Saints games from a friendly, comfortable neighborhood bar known for its drag shows - Starlight on the Park.  In this bar the spectrum of gender roulette players are of one identity - we are neig... Read more

My dear dear friend......

Wed, 11/25/09
Authored by Big D
If you are a regular listener to my "Sittin' At The Crossroad" show then you most certainly know Big Daddy O' (Owen Tufts). Recent O' was hit hard with blood clots in his lungs. He had clot in all five lobes. He spent the better part of a week in Loly Kemp Hospital (Charity... Read more

Jimmy Crowley Returns to New Orleans

Tue, 11/17/09
Authored by Sean O'Meara
Story by Sharon Armstrong. The thing about Jimmy Crowley --consummate storyteller, songwriter, song collector, musician, and ethnographer -- is that you never quite know what you will get. Crowley has been at the center of the Irish folk music scene since the seventies, w... Read more

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