| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:34 PM
There's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
| Jun 14, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Nine years after graduating from Wesleyan University, 30-year-old vibraphonist Chris Dingman has become one of jazz's young leading lights.
He's studied and played extensively with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. He's a critically acclaimed sideman who...
| Jun 15, 2011
High schoolers all around our area are lining up this month, to get their diplomas. While most of them are teenagers, Frank Morbillo is not. He's an 86-year-old grandpa who came to this country from Italy when he was just a boy.
Frank soon settled into...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:02 AM
A new study shows public health is headed in the wrong direction. Among the findings, New Orleans' men have among the shortest life expectancies in the nation.
When we meet Lionel Ferbos, he's looking dapper in his pressed suit and Meyer hat. It's...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Kenner Police are investigating an officer-involved-shooting at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, that happened just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway told WGNO News that license plate indentification cameras spotted...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline.
While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Native New Orleanians are a different sort. We are fiercely loyal to our city. And when an outsider has the same appreciation for our city as we do, well, we kinda automatically love that guy. Japan's own Yoshio Toyama is that guy, but there's a much...
| May 2, 2011
| 9:38 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects "threats of retaliation" from Al Qaeda in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death.
Shortly after the president announced the terrorist leader had been killed Sunday night, a global travel warning was...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:14 PM
It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this....
| May 9, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Just when you thought he was gone for good, ex-New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin has penned a book. Katrina's Secrets: Storms after the Storms. I'm pretty sure that the book, considering the job Nagin did as mayor, especially post-Katrina when the city...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:24 PM
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person."
I received a note from my friend Kathleen Olson last week. She works at...
| Oct 9, 2010
Make-believe windows, 3-D sofas that jump out from the walls, textured lace and imaginative nostalgic posters transform one of the day rooms at the Riverside PACE facility on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. A recent addition to the building that houses an...