New Orleans Magazine - June 2017

James Rivers and the ’Pipes

James Rivers already excels with the tenor saxophone and the clarinet, so you wouldn’t think that he would need to add to his repertoire by playing, of all instruments, the bagpipe. Yet Rivers, who jokes about the rareness of a black man playing an instrument for which the most famous…

Top Female Achievers

Each year in this section we profile a selection of notable women in our community. What is most difficult about the selection process is not so much finding worthy contenders but narrowing the list. As always we feel enriched by…

Jacques Chirac in New Orleans

Now that France has elected a new President, Emmanuel Macron, I have been thinking that there have been two French Presidents who have set foot in New Orleans. One was Charles DeGaulle, whose post-war celebrity status was so high in…

GROOVE

Our Guide to Local Live Music

Bright Spot

Renee Landrieu and Dave Johnson’s Uptown cottage is full of light and laughter

READ+SPIN

JAZZ/HIP-HOP: Parking Lot Symphony, by Trombone Shorty.  A powerful album filled with echoing horns and vocals from celebrity New Orleanian Trombone Shorty, Parking Lot Symphony has a great balance of smooth and slow jazz, booming brass, hip-hop, blues and upbeat…

June Events

New Orleans Oyster Festival   Celebrate the versatility of our region’s favorite bivalve at the New Orleans Oyster Festival on June 3-4 at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. You can taste the oyster creations from over 20 restaurants, as well as enjoy…