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Dr. John, A New Orleans Original, Takes the Big Adios

He was known as Dr. John, the Night Tripper, part hoodoo medicine man, part psychedelic parishioner. The individual behind this persona was Mac Rebennack, who as a person and musician, embodied all the mysticism that fills the heart and soul … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins Found in the Streets of New Orleans

As the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival came to a soggy close Sunday, I was jealous when I opened Twitter to see a post from Ivan Neville’s band Dumpstaphunk that they had a late night show kicking at Tipitina’s … Continue reading

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Ends on Damp Note

Mostly there is sun and fun in New Orleans during the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival, but there are those years when it gets wet – and the rain came down hard Saturday bringing an early end to the music. … Continue reading

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The Road Home: A New Orleans Tale of Evacuation

It has been nearly 16 months since Hurricane Katrina crashed the party in New Orleans and managed to bring about a sound not heard there in almost 40 years – silence.  Bourbon Street and the renowned jazz clubs were closed … Continue reading

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