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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 04/2012

Dr. John: Locked Down and Released

| Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment

Though the Trident tapes were never released, the sound also worked its way into some early Rolling Stones albums, because if Adam Levine moves like Jagger, then Mick Jagger moves like Dr. John.

The Cosimo Effect: A Conversation with Cosimo Matassa

| Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa turned 86 on Friday, and Saturday he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Dr. John and Soul Fire for the Gulf

| Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

Sculptor Bellavia and Dr. John created "Voudou Dolls" to help fund the Soul Fire elders' travel, incorporating his knowledge of Orisha learned from the late Rev. Mother Alice Hill Lastie.

Authors and Agents and Tennessee Williams Fest [Oh My!]

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

'Sometimes pain is just pain,' she said," which is something one of my characters says in Glow. My writing experience had come full circle. I am most grateful to the people of Rabun County who midwifed Glow into being.

New Orleans Jazz Fest: More Like Coachella Than You'd Think

| Posted 04.29.2012 | Huffington Post

Jazz Fest has not reached the uber-hipster level of a Bonnaroo Lollapalooza Coachella, and we like it that way. But it is evolving. Chances are the kids were never going to pick up the red bean cabana shirt mantle; they'll probably come up with Jazz Fest hankie shirts or something undreamt of as yet.

My City of Spirits: Bruce Springsteen Jams With Dr. John at Jazz Fest

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

It was supposed to be a two and a half hour festival set, and Springsteen went overtime. It was cathartic but I wouldn't call it closure. Post-Katrina, I wouldn't call anything closure. But listening to Springsteen, Dr. John, all the legends; they seem to be sending signals about where we all meet up in the end.