Calendar of Events
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Saturday, October 03, 2015
New Orleans, La
"There was a time when popular music was distilled from desperation, and a striving, raw ambition, and a healthy fear of the damnation of the lord. Songs with an edge, a secret code, a punk energy that is undeniable... that is the music of the Ponderosa Stomp." Founded at the turn of the century (the twenty-first century, that is) by New Orleans anesthesiologist and avid record collector Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos, this American roots festival dedicates itself to recognizing the architects of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, swamp pop, reggae, and soul. Performers from a bygone era return to the spotlight with two concerts at the Rock 'n' Bowl (3000 South Carrollton Avenue) as well as a two-day music-history conference and vinyl record show at the Wyndham Hotel (701 Convention Center Boulevard). Live music by the likes of Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon with Los Straitjackets, Irma Thomas, Barbara Lynn, and many more. For full line-up, visit ponderosastomp.com.
A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforge...
|Green Day's American Idiot|
Based on the Grammy Award-winning platinum album by Green Day, American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between the safety of suburbia and dreams t...
|An Evening with Danny Kaye|
It's the closest we'll get to having the Broadway legend take the stage himself. Brian Childers has made a career of imitating Danny Kaye, in gestures, dialect, and charm. This one...
|Writers Retreat at Butler Greenwood|
Noted authors Rodger Kamenetz and Moira Crone will lead a writers retreat at Butler Greenwood Plantation, in which the bucolic setting will hopefully loosen a font of words. Partic...