Street Music Back after Mothers Day Shooting New Orleans

“This is how I eat. This is how I feed my family. Without this, I have to go look for another job. I never worked a day in my life. I play music all the time,” says Chris Terro, a percussionist with the TBC Brass Band. READ MORE IN http://wwno.org

New Orleans Photo Essay

french quqrter essay=digital journal A walk to see the many sites of the French Quarter in New Orleans becomes a photo essay if the street performers busting their busk  on a beautiful day.

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By Kay Mathews

Apr 15, 2013 – yesterday in Digital Journal
will give you one more reason to visit New Orleans this year.

Pinch A Palooza Party on Lake Street in New Orleans

FROM THE TIMES-PICAUNNE

Pinch A Palooza, comes to the Bucktown neighborhood of Metairie on Sunday, April 21, noon to 8 p.m.

Organized by Deanie’s Seafood, the free street party takes place at the company’s original restaurant location, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. The lakefront eatery will be selling its signature boiled crawfish, along with other favorites from its menu: fried crawfish tails, fried crawfish po-boys, crawfish balls, crawfish nachos and crawfish cornbread, plus beer, soda and specialty cocktails.

At Pinch A Palooza, the music line-up is as Louisiana-centered as the menu…

READ MORE IN THE TIMES-PICAUNNE

French Quarter Festival Starts Today

The French Quarter in New Orleans, home to 24 hour 7 days a week street culture takes that tradition to the next level this weekend as it stages the 30th annual French Quarter Festival. Last year the festival drew 574,000 attendees, 49 percent local, 51 percent from out-of-town.

1,400 musicians will be performing on 21 stages throughout the Quarter.with a  major stage making its first appearance on Decatur Street. Among the headliners will be Irma Thomas and the Dixie Cups. The festival’s musical lineup includes traditional and contemporary jazz, New Orleans R&B and funk, brass bands, folk and international music, singer-songwriters, gospel, Latin, Cajun and zydeco music.french-quarter-festival The festival is growing in popularity and this year the major news medias will be on hand to cover the event. The organizers are expecting record crowds this year and  hope that the festival will contribute to New Orleans recovering image and economy.

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The old-time brass, banjo and washboard octet is ‘playing hard’ to keep New Orleans’ music alive.

SIR PAUL SERENADES STREET CAR PASSENGERS

THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BUSKER THEN THEY ALL REALIZED IT WAS ONE OF THE BEATLES HIMSELF SINGING THE THEIR GREATEST HITS

It was during his visit to New Orleans during the Super Bowl and Sir Paul jumped on the public transport street car with wife Nancy Shevel. He started singing Beatles songs while the passengers at first ignored him but soon, lo and behold, they realized it was Sir Paul McCartney himself having some fun. Then of course they all sang along to a once in a lifetime moment, Wish we had video of that but instead we can enjoy this news report from,

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FOUR PEOPLE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN GUN VIOLENCE IN NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS

February 10, 2012

WHEN YOU PARTY ON THE STREET PLEASE BRING YOUR SPIRIT AND LEAVE YOUR DEMONS AT HOME. Better yet, bury them deep in the backyard or they may follow you around as this video demonstrates

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