New Orleans

9:00pm

Fri February 20, 2015
Still Singing The Blues

Still Singing The Blues

Airs Friday, February 20, at 9 p.m. Still Singing the Blues features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, ill health, and the impacts of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long, music-rich documentary burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans.

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7:45am

Fri January 9, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Monday night music in exquisite New Orleans hotel is priceless

Credit The Columns Hotel Facebook

It is two days before New Year’s Eve, the weather in New Orleans finally cooling down to what passes for winter in the Big Easy, after a couple sultry days. We have taken a quick vacation here, thanks to a generous friend who loaned us her condo in the Warehouse District. On our last night before making the 400-mile trek back to East Texas, we settled down in chairs of a parlor in the historic The Columns Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in the upper Garden District. We await the arrival of two of the city’s best known Cajun musicians, who play for a modest crowd every Monday night.

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7:35am

Tue May 6, 2014

8:00pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Airs Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands ignites dancing in the aisles and guarantees a good time. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.

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8:00pm

Mon March 24, 2014
New Orleans Jazz Festival

New Orleans Jazz Festival: Blues Night

Satan and Adam
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Airs Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m.  Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, Blues will be featured with Satan and Adam on stage.

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