You too, can be a Louisiana citrus farmer!

When I got into agricultural journalism 16 years I embraced the thought of being a farmer. Well, farming is not one big Mardi Gras, you know. There’s weather and a whole bunch of other stuff, but mainly weather. Anyway, as…

Trump applies for 00 status

Trump: CIA report “ridiculous,” applies to Queen Elizabeth for 00 status Amid growing reports that Russia hacked into Democrat and Republican email accounts, president-elect Trump deemed CIA, NSA, FBI and Halliburton’s evidence of widespread tampering in the American election process…

Allen Toussaint – A Great American

A year ago today Allen Toussaint died. He was one of the greatest musicians ever to come out of New Orleans. I remember the date because it was the day I first listened to his album The Bright Mississippi. The…

Bringing traditional jazz to the bayou

The Florida Street Blowhards is a group of Baton Rouge musicians who are exploring that “other” Louisiana music known as traditional jazz. The Blowhards will be performing Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at NuNu’s in Arnaudville. Bandleader…

Bob Dylan: Talkin’ about my generation!

I am so pleased Bob Dylan was honored with the Nobel Prize for literature. It seems like a validation for my generation. I think his greatest poetry might have been on his 30th album, “Time Out of Mind.” In 1998,…

Introducing the Florida Street Blowhards!

The Florida Street Blowhards Traditional Jazz Band sprang from the brow of New Orleans musical great Allen Toussaint on the day of his death. Bandleader Sam Irwin, a product of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Pride of Acadiana Band,…