Sunday Evening in New Orleans

In most towns, Sunday nights can be lonesome, depressing times.  You’re not ready to go back to work or school on Monday morning, but the promise of Friday night pizza and a movie, and Saturday barbecues has passed.  What to … Continue reading

A Tribute to “Uncle Lionel Batiste”

As everybody in New Orleans knows by now, “Uncle” Lionel Batiste, bass drummer for Treme’ Brass Band in New Orleans, 81, died on Sunday, July 8 after a brief bout with prostate cancer.  “Uncle” Lionel had become a poster boy … Continue reading

Bastille Day Celebrations In New Orleans

And you thought the fireworks were over.  Wrong.  So very wrong.  Because in New Orleans, we aren’t just American.  We also are a colonial city, founded by the French and governed by the French and Spanish along the way. That … Continue reading

New Orleans Own – The Louisiana Music Factory

  If you visit New Orleans, chances are you’ll go out and hear some awesome music.  Maybe you’ll hit Frenchmen Street and stop in at the Spotted Cat to hear Panorama Jazz Band on a Saturday evening; or maybe The … Continue reading