| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:12 PM
The New Orleanian who help give the world "Rhythm and Blues" will be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Recording Engineer Cosmo Matassa is among ten new members.
Matassa was the sound engineer for great artists like Fats Domino, Dave...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The Broadway musical The Lion King is now playing at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. The actors actually control their animal puppets on stage throughout the show, and our Mike Theis found out how it all works and went behind the scenes for this Best Seat in...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) today announced that all OPSB traditional and charter schools will open for class on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Students will have a full day of instruction and be released at their normal dismissal times.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Fans of New Orleans Jazz man Lionel Batiste said goodbye at his viewing this afternoon but they didn't lean over his casket to get a final look.
Batiste was standing up for the viewing at Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral home in Treme.
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:34 AM
Were it not for the tragedy that befell Thomas A. Dorsey on this date, the world might never have known the glorious sound of gospel music.
Dorsey, who was born outside Atlanta in 1899 and moved to Chicago as a teenager, was a popular blues pianist...
| Oct 31, 2008
| 4:48 PM
Louis Terkel arrived here as a child from New York City and in Chicago found not only a new name but a place that perfectly matched--in its energy, its swagger, its charms, its heart--his own personality. They made a perfect and enduring pair.
| Apr 9, 2010
Unless you are a member of the local film, television or advertising community, the name Ruth Ratny may not mean a great deal to you and you certainly wouldn't know that she will be presented with the Hugo Legend Award in ceremonies Thursday in the...
| Sep 2, 2009
Marie Knight, a gospel singer who came to fame singing duets with gospel-music star Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the late 1940s and made a noteworthy late-in-life comeback as a solo artist, has died. She was 84.
Knight died Sunday of complications from...
| Jan 19, 2009
New Orleans, hammered by Hurricane Katrina 3 1/2 years ago and still lurching toward a full recovery, received a helping hand -- and voice -- Saturday.
Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo culminated a 10-day grand reopening of the city-owned Mahalia...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98.
| Jun 24, 2008
"Largo" the movie is a lot like Largo the club. The lighting is low, its attention is 100% on the performers and it doesn't make things easy for its customers.
"I don't really know what the audience would be," says the film's producer and co-director,...