It says in big, bold letters on the front page of the website for Rebirth Brass Band: "A New Orleans institution since 1983," which reminds us the band is marking its 35th anniversary this year. The band's original members — including tuba player Phil Frazier, his brother Keith (on drums) an… Read more

This week we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley's King Creole, a Big Easy-based big screen musical that the king of rock 'n' roll later said featured one of his favorite film roles. Based on the 1952 novel A Stone For Danny Fisher, the part of New York boxer Danny… Read more

A recent trip on Airline Highway through the River Parishes brought back memories of the Airline Motors restaurant. The LaPlace diner, which closed in 1993, was a frequent stop for drivers traveling between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in the 1950s and '60s — before the interstate system. Par… Read more

Forty years ago this summer, a song by a Louisiana band began its rise on the Billboard music charts: "New Orleans Ladies," performed by the Baton Rouge-based band LeRoux. In it, lead singer Jeff Pollard describes those "Creole babies" with a sassy style who sashay by, "all the way from Bour… Read more

The 31st annual Creole Tomato Festival is June 9-10 at the French Market, and nearby is Latrobe Park, a small pocket park on Decatur Street between St. Philip and Ursulines streets. The park dates to the 1970s but is on the original site of the city's first pumping station. Architect Benjami… Read more

The 31st annual Creole Tomato Festival is June 9-10 at the French Market, and nearby is Latrobe Park, a small pocket park on Decatur Street between St. Philip and Ursulines streets. The park dates to the 1970s but is on the original site of the city's first pumping station. Architect Benjami… Read more