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You've Got to Go Along to Get Along

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

Music and the careers of musicians need to be tended to like growing crops; you have to pay attention, be patient, keep working on them and help them thrive.

Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...

7,000+ Attend Outdoor Ethnic Studies Class in Downtown Houston

Tony_Diaz | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Of course, I don't want the organizers to get in trouble for violating City of Houston Fire Codes, so let's say 6,081 attended this amazing Ethnic Studies Class in Downtown Houston.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

Summer's Here and the Time Is Right for Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Tuesday June 26 marks the beginning of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series, now in its 24th season. The series kicks off A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Cajun Dancing in Midtown Manhattan: 2 Songs From Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I developed a taste for Louisiana's Cajun music pretty early on in life when I attended a concert by the Balfa Brothers. The band, fronted by Dewey Balfa, totally charmed me with their personal warmth and humor.

World Music From the USA: The Cajun Fiddles of David Greely and Joel Savoy

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michal Shapiro

Now that Spring has sprung, here's a dose of soulful fiddle music from two masters: David Greely and Joel Savoy. The duo was in town for GlobalFEST, at an "offsite event" at the Highline Ballroom.

Interview: Visionary Entertainer Josh Charles

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"When you write a song, you never know how it will evolve," Charles said. "I've been approached by people who are recovering from cancer and they have shared stories with me of how 'Healing Time' has helped them."

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

11 Best Obama Songs

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

While prowling the Internet for songs about Barack Obama, I was impressed by the variety of musical genres that have taken to the Democratic candidate.

Gumbo Granny Blogs From the Bayou for Obama

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

What you hear again and again here in South Louisiana is that no one has the TIME to work on campaigning. Most families are still recovering from thre...