Offbeat: Big Chief Bo Dollis Funeral Celebration

Friends, family members, musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians gathered at the Carver Theater in New Orleans on January 30, 2015, to pay their final respects to the iconic Big Chief Bo Dollis. We talked to Bo Dollis Jr. about the event, Mardi Gras Indians, and the impact his dad had on New Orleans music. “I’m … More Offbeat: Big Chief Bo Dollis Funeral Celebration

French Quarter Fest Raffles Time with Kermit Ruffins

The 2015 French Quarter Festival is raffling off a chance to party with Kermit Ruffins before and during the festival. Sponsor Harrelson Trumpets built and donated a unique trumpet to be auctioned off by the festival, but Executive Director Marci Schramm said she wanted to do something a little different. “Instead of just auctioning off a … More French Quarter Fest Raffles Time with Kermit Ruffins