New Orleans

1:06pm

Fri January 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Grand Jury Indicts Ray Nagin On Corruption Charges

Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges by a federal grand jury. They include "conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services."
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 counts of bribery and other corruption charges by a federal grand jury. When he became the city's mayor in 2002, Nagin, a former cable TV executive, promised to revive New Orleans' economy, and its trust in the city's government.

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12:03am

Sat January 5, 2013
Music Interviews

Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 12:10 pm

Professor Longhair performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, circa 1970.
David Redfern Redferns

On the tough side of Terpsichore Street in New Orleans stands a duplex — a two-story, wood-framed building with wood floors, high ceilings and a nice fireplace. But this old house is empty: no furniture, no walls, no electricity, no toilet. Iron bars hide the windows; there's a lockbox on the door. The facade is three different shades of blecch, blurgh and blah.

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3:25am

Sun December 23, 2012
Music

Ernie K-Doe: A One-Hit Weirdo's Rise, Fall And Redemption

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 11:33 am

Ernie K-Doe and his fans at the Warehouse in New Orleans in 1974.
Michael P. Smith The Historic New Orleans Collection

Even in a city known for its eccentrics, Ernie K-Doe was in another dimension. The New Orleans musician always knew — and said, loudly — that he was special. And for one week in a life of wild ups and downs, he managed to pierce the national consciousness with a chart-topping hit: 1961's "Mother in Law."

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12:11pm

Tue December 11, 2012
The Two-Way

NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Chris Szagola CSM /LANDOV

9:00am

Sat November 3, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Professor Longhair

Maison de Blues

This week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll be hearing from distinctive pianist and vocalist Professor Longhair. What gave him his unique style?

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