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The Old-School NOLA Charms of Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Few bands today embody the Crescent City sound and lifestyle as wholly as Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Maureen Ryan

'Game of Thrones,' 'Homeland' & More Win Peabodys | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.04.2012 | TV

The winners of the George Foster Peabody Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and among the entertainment winners are "Game of Thrones," "Parks an...

BlackVoices History Quest: New Orleans

Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in New Orleans. You can plan a trip with your family to these places with the helpful ...

15 TV Stars Who've Won Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | TV

The Oscars will crown a new crop of Hollywood royalty when the winners are announced during the Sun., Feb. 26 ceremony (8 p.m. EST on ABC); but many p...

'Treme' Season 3 Delayed: Scoop On Season 3

Posted 01.19.2012 | TV

Fans of the acclaimed HBO drama "Treme" will have to wait longer than expected for the third season of David Simon's tale of life in post-Katrina New ...

A Blue Note Gospel

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm -- we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.

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


Steve Earle: Still Singing, and Acting, Against the Death Penalty

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It was hardly a surprise that my favorite songwriter/actor/novelist Steve Earle got involved in activism surrounding the execution of Troy Davis by the state of Georgia last week.

'Treme' Creator: Show Will Address BP Disaster, If It Lasts | Brentin Mock | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices

David Simon, creator of "The Wire," the HBO series considered by many to be the best television show ever, and "Treme," also on HBO, which chronicles ...

Why The BBC Should Welcome Sky Atlantic's Spending Power

Andy Welch | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

Another day, another press release announcing a new series heading to Sky Atlantic. Last month the channel announced they were taking cult favourite Nurse Jackie off BBC Four's hands. It's the latest in a longish list of acquisitions from other channels, Sky's wallet proving too big for the rest of the UK terrestrial broadcasters to compete with. And I say let Sky have them.

Shannon McNally Celebrates Her Spirit of Independence Days

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.

Steve Earle: America's Hardcore Troubadour

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Steve Earle played "This City" for a New Orleans audience last night, telling us a song is done when you play it for the people you wrote it for. "Now...

Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Sarah McLachlan Go to Telluride Bluegrass Heaven (Day 1)

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"The first time I played here, which was about 15 years ago I guess, I looked up during the set and saw the waterfall and forgot the entire second verse of the song I was playing."

Imitation of Life: Fact Versus Fiction

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.06.2012 | Arts
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With musicians and other locals often playing themselves, Treme runs through real-life New Orleans, splashing onto everyone eventually.

Is Teach for America Becoming 'Too Big to Fail?'

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Some hail it as the solution to our need for highly qualified teachers in every classroom. Others define it as a stopgap measure based on a model so transitory to make it dangerous at best, and racist at worst.

Eric Ripert, Tom Colicchio Appear On 'Treme' Again

Eater National | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

On last night's episode of Treme, Tom Colicchio and Eric Ripert had their very own cameos, with multiple lines and everything....

Alan Richman Gets A Sazerac Thrown In His Face On 'Treme

Eater National | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

Back in February it was announced that Anthony Bourdain was going to be writing scenes for Treme and that restaurant critic Alan Richman had agreed to...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Honors 100 Years of Soulitude (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's impossible to decide which was the biggest love-in of the day: 99-year-old Lionel Ferbos singing "When You're Smiling" or John Boutte who wrote HBO's Treme theme song.

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Lucia Micarelli Separates Fact From Fiction Before Season 2 of Treme

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The up-and-coming performer took some extra time to dispel rumors, debunk myths and separate fact from fiction (with mild spoiler alerts).

River of Love: Susan Cowsill at French Quarter Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.10.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

This is a hard story to put into words since it's not mine to tell, but Susan Cowsill has a way of giving you a window into the heart of what she's li...

Melissa Leo -- She's a Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's been a working actor for almost 30 years - having dropped out of Purchase College of the State University of New York to take a role on All My C...

Boob-Tube: Best Television Of 2010

Jake Arky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jake Arky

Now that Snooki's ball has dropped and The Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy is coming to a close, let's look back on the year in television that was 201...

Long Strange Trip: 10 New Orleans Posts From 2010

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Throwing my hat into the ring for the ubiquitous list article, it's not hard to find 10 stories I covered from New Orleans that stuck with me in 2010 either because they went viral or because they're simply still wedged into my head.

School'ed: The 2010 Fall TV Line-Up

Jake Arky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jake Arky

Last fall, I was excited for a line-up of new shows to add to my old favorites, and this season I only have one that made the cut. So what happened?