Certainly the most important non-musician to recording in New Orleans after WWII, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, has died at age 88.
In 1945, Cosimo Matassa, a New Orleanean who tinkered with electronics, opened a recording studio on Rampart Street. In 1956, he moved to a slightly larger space on […]
Yes, I’m giving a hat tip to my daughter, Sarah Simonson, for this video. I am pretty sure I’ve posted about New Orleans bounce before, but I can’t find it…
My daughter went to her local Rouse’s grocery store (the one on Tchoupitoulas a block or so up from Napoleon) and out in the front they were roasting chili peppers. I asked if they were Hatch chilies and she confirmed they were! She’s not noted this ever before in New Orleans, and in […]
So, who had a cooler commencement ceremony than Tulane? Here’s Alan Toussaint, the Dalai Lama, and Dr. John, all receiving honorary degrees.
I will have to say that I don’t recall anything quite this impressive last year when my daughter got her masters degree down there. However, a great time was had by all.
The American Routes anniversary show, Friday April 19th, at the Rock and Bowl in New Orleans…
h/t Scott Barretta.
Something to eat while waiting for the oysters en brochette and crabmeat maison.
h/t Galatoire’s Facebook feed
In the round of layoffs yesterday, the T-P let go Brett Anderson, its restaurant critic and food writer. The stated reason they picked him? Because he got a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard:
Brett Anderson, the award-winning restaurant critic and food writer, was among more than 200 employees laid off on Tuesday by The Times-Picayune […]
New Orleans will become the largest city in America without a daily newspaper. Poytner reports:
Times-Picayune publisher Ashton Phelps Jr. has confirmed that the newspaper will cease daily publication, moving to three days a week in the fall: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. He also confirmed staff cuts, though he didn’t say how large they […]
The latest Beard Award nominations include a huge endorsement of New Orleans food right now, including a total of six chef nominations lead by Donald Link, who is nominated for the big award: Outstanding Chef, described as “A working chef in america whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as […]