Jan Risher

Young Tuxedo and the Sheik

  Back in the fog of time, when the music industry shifted to compact discs,...

Leading A Revival   

An eccentric man of many talents, William Russell was a catalytic presence in the...

Sax Appeal

  The Lower Ninth Ward in the 1950s was a semirural village of black people, Sicilians and Croatians, living...

Louis’ Muse: A Shout-Out for Lil Hardin Armstrong

  August marked 117 years since Louis Armstrong’s birth. With the city’s greatest native son...

Henry Butler, Eternal

“No one had a left hand like him,” trumpeter Steven Bernstein told the Times...

Swamp Pop Romp

The adage that people remain loyal to the music of their youth well suits...

Mythic Space

Congo Square occupies mythic space in New Orleans. In the mid-1700s, enslaved Africans gathered...

Spirit of Fi Yi Yi

The Mardi Gras Indians carry a cultural memory rooted in dances of enslaved Africans...

The Purple Knights

“St. Aug” Marching Into Time

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