New Orleans

11:19am

Fri June 15, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: A Voodoo Tour With Dr. John

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:30 am

Dr. John.
Rick Diamond Getty Images

Dr. John knows New Orleans like no one else. The gritty, growly music legend boasts a lengthy career, during which he's perfected a blend of New Orleans voodoo blues, funk and rock 'n' roll. Locked Down, his latest album — produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — was released earlier this year.

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1:18pm

Thu June 14, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Spotlight On 'Treme'

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:39 am

Kermit Ruffins, seen frequently on HBO's Treme, performs around town in New Orleans every week with his band, the BBQ Swingers.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

In this edition of Sense of Place's New Orleans edition, it's all about Treme. The HBO series sets in stark relief the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it follows the stories of a group of individuals, many of whom were inspired by real Crescent City residents, or are played by local actors.

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3:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
Media

'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 5:07 am

A New Orleans newspaper stand holds copies of Wednesday's Times-Picayune, which announced layoffs for 200 employees.
Debbie Elliott NPR

1:49pm

Wed June 13, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 12:42 pm

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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9:17am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Record

A Night Out In New Orleans' New Bohemia

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:40 pm

Quintron (at left, in suit and shorts) conducts while Lady Tambourine plays at The Music Box on Saturday night.
Zack Smith

I'm spending June in New Orleans, digging into the soft wet earth of American music. A week in, I feel like I've barely begun to explore. The minute I try to say what draws me to New Orleans music, I realize that the core of it is always changing. It's not just the variety, though I love that in the first few days here, I caught classic blues on Frenchmen Street, a wild bounce night downtown, my longtime favorite Susan Cowsill singing Dusty Springfield covers in the Garden District, and a brass band on the corner in the French Quarter.

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