Monthly Archives: January 2015

On the new NOLA HipHop Archive (VICE. January 2015).

From Louis Armstrong to James Booker, New Orleans is known for celebrating its musical legends with much more gusto after those legends have moved away or died. We won’t likely change the airport to “Soulja Slim International” for another 100 … Continue reading

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The 3rd man to ever swim across Lake Pontchartrain (NewOrleans.me. January 2015).

Wednesday night turned into Thursday morning on June 12th as Matthew Moseley continued swimming toward the Mandeville bank of Lake Pontchartrain. In between, on either side of sunset, upon the support boat, a band led by Papa Mali churned out … Continue reading

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Tipitina’s Foundation helps music thrive statewide (MyNewOrleans.com. January 2015).

For over 10 years, New Orleans musicians both young and old have been granted access to the recording studios, classes and other musical resources of the Tipitina’s Foundation. The Foundation has improved the lives and careers of local musicians, including … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Pontchartrain Landing (NewOrleans.me. December 2014).

I could not find a link to the article online, so here is the article in its entirety… The Pontchartrain Landing RV park sprawls on the other side of a lot of ugly nothingness. Driving down France Road out to the … Continue reading

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Two articles from Louisiana Weekly (December 2014).

Two of my recent Louisiana Weekly pieces. Click on the headlines to read the full articles: 1) Dillard University announces addition of medical physics program: Ranked as a top producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in physics (says the … Continue reading

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Another Algiers Ferry Rant + First Fridays on the Point (December 2014. NewOrleans.me)

Written byMICHAEL PATRICK WELCH SHARE This weekend, Algiers Point hosts holiday events on both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday night will be given over to the famous Algiers bonfires, which will be lit at 8:30pm at the Algiers Point Ferry … Continue reading

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