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From Elton John to Dr. John: Jazz Fest Weekend 2 Wraps

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul, and Elton John headlining one of the most crowded festival days in the last decade.

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

The Universal Tone: Conversations With Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Newcomer Dylan Gardner's latest video is for "Too Afraid To Love You," one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time.

Picking Experts and the Quest for Great Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Don McNay

The best way to have a successful weight loss surgery is to treat it like a business project. I have definite goals, measurements, objectives, benchmarks, time frames and a vision on where I want to be within a year.

Dream Team Realized: Dr. John's 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' Honors Louis Armstrong

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I first interviewed Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) about "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch" a year ago when he described the album in progress as being inspired by a dream in which Louis Armstrong told him: "Do my music your way."

Chats with Dr. John on Bobby Rush, Jon Langford and Grouplove's Christian Zucconi, Plus Luke Wade's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Listen, all these kids here with a piece, I'd written a line in a song on my last record about "Kids with Uzis, ice suckers, Death is a always thing." You can't get away from that mess. Whatever the kids got, the adults put them in their hands. They don't know what the hell they're doing, the kids."

Interview: Dr. John's Wishes for a Blessed Mardi Gras

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Music legend Dr. John, also known as New Orleans native son Mac Rebennack, Jr., probably gets more phone calls on Mardi Gras Day than the whole rest of the year so I got mine in early.

Angélique Kidjo Celebrates Women and Human Rights With "Eve"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

In addition to her music, Kidjo has a boundless passion for women's empowerment and human rights. She is an advocate for girls' education and a fighter against genital mutilation, early marriage, and violence against women.

Doc Doc Rocks

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,000-plus songs he wrote -- includ...

AKA Doc Pomus: Documenting the "Save the Last Dance" Songwriter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The songwriter of rock & roll classics like "This Magic Moment," "Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas,"--yes, Elvis Presley's hit-- and "Save the Last ...

Dream Team: Talking With Dr. John About His Louis Armstrong Project

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When a friend calls you about a labor of love based on seeing his friend in a dream, it's generally not newsworthy unless your friend is Dr. John and his friend is Louis Armstrong.

The Joy That Is Allen Toussaint

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.

Global Beat Fusion: Top 10 Albums of 2012

Derek Beres | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

The Tel Aviv Session, recorded on a whim after Raichel invited Touré to perform in Israel, is a masterful improvisation that only musicians of the highest caliber (and respect) could have offered.

Can't Take A Hint: A Conversation With Harry Shearer, Plus Anaïs Mitchell, Imelda May and Tracy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Real Renaissance Man: A Conversation With Musician, Composer, Producer and Recording Artist, Marcus Miller

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: The Gold, Silver and Bronze Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Donnas, The Carl Stalling Project, Gomez, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Dr. John and more.

Everybody's Talkin': A Conversation With Derek Trucks and Kat Edmonson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."

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

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

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.

Dr. John and Soul Fire for the Gulf

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

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.

Dr. John: Locked Down and Released

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

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.

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Born in November Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Fabolous, John Hammond, Scarface, and other artists.

"Life Ain't Fair": What Makes Country So Strong?

David Wild | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Chances are that life will remain unfair for the foreseeable future. Yet thanks to country music, we can always find some measure of solace in the kind of truthfully sad songs that move us and somehow make us feel a little better.

Let Them Talk: Chatting With House's Hugh Laurie, Dar Williams and The Axis of Awesome, Plus Cal Ecker's "Time After Time" Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Hugh Laurie has a new album, Let Them Talk, which is New Orleans blues based. Here he discusses how he came up with that idea.

Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, Mayhem and Beyond: Chatting with Imelda May, Trevor Hall and Motopony

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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