Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
So about those "famous red beans & rice" on the menu at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644)... Needless to say, Don Bailey didn't just pull the recipe out of a cookbook. According to the owner, the recipe was gifted to him by a "little, old Southern lady" in ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHelp Kate divide the pizza, Anderson!Let he who has been the single mom trying to feed eight children, a babysitter and a bodyguard on a cross-country RV road trip for a reality television show cast the first stone. Poor Kate Gosselin. We can't understand what it's like to ... More >>
The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>
Five years later, the New Orleans Times-Picayune looks at thirteen ways Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans' food culture - what's gone, what's new, and why the tea got sweeter. Forget Yelp! and foursquare. Foodspotting just got some big financial backing to make it a player in the food social m ... More >>
Anyone who has ever driven through Washington Park knows that the place looks like it was recently hit by a hurricane. Save for the strip clubs, the tiny village next East St. Louis is full of buildings that are burned down, boarded up and falling over.But while some of the residents probably should ... More >>
Pop quiz: What do Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming all have in common? According to a new report by Save the Children, kids in all these states are probably out of luck in case of an emergency.
Image sourceThe Count. Now an AP scribe?Is constant bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill getting you down? Then take heart in the fact that all the gooey black stuff washing up on white sand beaches, ravaging Louisiana marshlands, and choking pelicans to death wouldn't even fill the Sup ... More >>
EyehategodUnderground sludge legends Eyehategod have pulled it together for what could be a breakout tour. The New Orleans band has been grinding it out since 1988, and it's been a rough, broken road. As documented in the group's lyrics, things such as addiction, incarceration and probation h ... More >>
Image via FlickrNo, it's not actually Bud Light.As the brewer has done in the past when there's been a natural disaster and clean water is hard to come by, they ship in drinking water in what looks like plain white beer cans. As memory serves, last time they did this was after Hurricane Katrina.T ... More >>
Monarch (2003)Josh Galliano is reason enough to rank Monarch so high: The Louisiana native, sent packing when Katrina devastated New Orleans, is everything you could want in a chef -- creative yet respectful of tradition; ambitious yet humble. Yet he has been the executive chef at Monarch for onl ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
In today's news: a salmonella outbreak, listing food additives made from bugs and the restaurant scene in New Orleans.
Gee, it's like a late Christmas all up here in A to Z HQ today. First the new Morrissey album leaks and now this email floats into my inbox: "Pop/Rock Legends Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey to Give Free Concert at Euclid Records As Part of 45 RPM Charity Series." Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, June 27. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway
Malcom Gay encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene
Malcolm Gay encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene.
Malcolm Gay encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
11 p.m. Saturday, December 29. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway.
Be it nuclear holocaust, quake or hurricane, St. Louis' Zombie Squad is ready for anything even an attack from the living dead.
9 p.m. Saturday, December 30. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
When the Levees Broke
Kingdom Come (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
7 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
One year later, a glimpse at New Orleans' music scene.
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (Sugar Hill)
Week of February 16, 2006
Police consider early last-calls for Mardi Gras revelers
Thursday, December 29; The Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Music news you can use
Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina
Week of October 19, 2005
That Marty McFly went back in time
Week of October 5, 2005
Week of October 5, 2005
Lauded writer T.C. Boyle visits Left Bank Books
Week of September 21, 2005
Unreal gets the lowdown on the Dirty Dog, meets plants who love a free lunch and finds a blogger who can't get enough Favre. Plus, Scientology's "volunteer ministers" are bringing relief to hurricane victims -- but not the kind you'd think.
Week of September 14, 2005
Area businesses give aid