Kane cancels N.O. show

Photo provided by Music Web Services -- Candye Kane

The Candye Kane show scheduled for Thursday at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans has been canceled. The singer, who’s been battling pancreatic cancer since 2008 even as she continues performing and touring, flew home to San Diego for treatment after being hospitalized in Austin, Chickie Wah Wah reported. … Continue reading →

New Orleans Stages Calendar for Aug. 15-21, 2013

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 p.m., tText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorhe AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. Tickets, $15. (504) 218-5778. VENOM: 8pm., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. … Continue reading →

New Orleans Art Calendar for Aug. 15-21, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art activities for children from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color music by Cristina Perez 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; docent-led gallery tour at 6 p.m.; a film screening … Continue reading →

Don’t Miss events in New Orleans Aug. 15-22, 2013

Advocate photo by SCOTT GOLD -- Fresh Louisiana oysters.

Hailing from South Alabama and spending more than a decade in New Orleans, revered singer-songwriter Grayson Capps has found listeners the world over enthralled by his stinging tales of the Southern Gothic. In his own words, he explains: “I write songs which have the voice of dead prophets masquerading as town drunks screaming ‘look … Continue reading →

At Bayona dinner, ‘Treme’ meets the French Quarter

Advocate photo by SCOTT GOLD -- Annie's 'Salad Without Papers.'

For avid fans of the beloved New Orleans television series “Treme,” waiting for the latest — and final — season hasn’t been easy. Fortunately for fans, lauded New Orleans journalist (and contributing writer to the program) Lolis Eric Elie recently published “Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans,” a companion cookbook to the series and … Continue reading →

Newcomb College exhibit is a play-by-play on college sports

Photo courtesy of Mary Frances Baker -- Newcomb College students playing 'basquette ball' in 1902.

Tulane University athletics has jumped back into prominence with the planned opening of the new Yulman Stadium in 2014, which will bring football back to the Uptown campus. As anticipation — and the modern stadium — rose, Sally Main, senior curator at the Newcomb Art Gallery, saw an opportunity to showcase the symbiotic relationship between sports and community. … Continue reading →

Meet RISO screening set for Friday

The Zeitgeist Theater, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, will hold the world premiere screening of the documentary Meet RISO The Hero at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The event will also celebrate the 28th birthday of RISO, the comical activist from Louisiana. There will also be performances by R&B and rap group EMFAM, along with numerous … Continue reading →

New Orleans Stages Calendar for Aug. 8-14, 2013

CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com. THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 p.m., the AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. $15. … Continue reading →

New Orleans Events Calendar for Aug. 8-14, 2013

DCI 2013- BIG, LOUD & LIVE 10: 5:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, Elite marching bands compete in the DCI World Championship Prelims. From Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. www.amctheatres.com. BLACKOUT & AMANDA DELEON-PRE-FALL EXHIBIT: 7:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, 234 Chartres St., New Orleans. A night of cocktails as Blackout … Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar for Aug. 8-14, 2013

ANTENNA GALLERY: 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Slow Light by AnnieLaurie Erickson on view through Aug. 4. Gallery hours: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (504) 298-3161. BENEITO’S ART: 3618 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jazz, blues and Carnival-themed oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (504) 891-9170. … Continue reading →

Don’t Miss events for New Orleans, Aug. 8-14, 2013

Works of Whimsy The Olde Towne Arts Center opens “Works of Whimsy” at 6 p.m. Saturday in the lobby at the OFFstage Gallery at Slidell Little Theater, 2024 Nellie Drive, in Slidell. Artists Jose Maria Cundin, Patricia Hart, Susan King, Ginger Pine and Bibbet Robinson. It will remain on exhibit in … Continue reading →

Savoring smoke, sauce at McClure’s Barbecue in N.O.

Advocate photo by SCOTT GOLD -- Neil McClure takes tender pork shoulders out of his smoker.

Neil McClure, a 30-year restaurant veteran and proprietor of the recently opened McClure’s Barbecue, wants to make something clear right off the bat. “I’m no chef,” McClure says. “I’m a pitmaster; there is a distinction. I haven’t been classically trained as a chef, but I’ve always been in this industry, mostly as a front-of-house manager, waiter … Continue reading →

Bryan Adams brings ‘Bare Bones’ style to New Orleans

Photo provided by Marlene Palmer -- Bryan Adams

An international music star from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Bryan Adams performs about 100 shows around the world every year, singing his extensive list of hits in his signature raspy tones. Adams’ breakthrough in the United States came with his 1983 album, “Cuts Like a Knife.” His follow-up, 1987’s “Reckless,” brought him worldwide fame with the … Continue reading →

Tameka Norris’ characters push our buttons in exhibit at New Orleans’ CAC

Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Artist Tameka Norris with her visual installation at the Contemporary Arts Center: 'You get to play characters, that, in my case, I create myself.'

New Orleans-based artist Tameka Norris explores themes of pop culture through music, painting and performance in her first solo video exhibition, “Family Values,” at the Contemporary Arts Center. Norris’ video works, although exploring a central theme, conjure up widely varying emotional responses, reactions and thoughts from the audience — mainly through the characters that she develops … Continue reading →

Funky waters flavor 'Dirty Words'

Photo by MICHAEL WEINTROB-- Dumpstaphunk -- Super-charged New Orleans  funk-rock band Dumpstaphunk performs Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Varsity Theatre.

Dirty Word, the third studio project from New Orleans’ Dumpstaphunk, is soaked in the city’s funky waters. Recorded in the band’s hometown, the album as well as the band’s shows confirm the group’s status as a top practitioner of modern funk, R&B and soul. New Orleans’ music legacy, too, resonates anew in Dumpstaphunk. … Continue reading →

Royal Teeth on fast track

Photo by ROBBY KLEIN -- Royal Teeth

Things happened fast for the New Orleans-based pop band Royal Teeth. A six-member group featuring singers and musicians from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the band got noticed in 2011 by the Los Angeles-based Dangerbird Records during a Halloween night show on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. The group had been together just a few months. … Continue reading →

New Orleans Events Calendar Aug. 1-8, 2013

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST: 10 a.m., French Quarter, 400 N. Peters St., New Orleans, Honoring the life, legacy and music of New Orleans’ native son Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. A wide variety of activities for music lovers including lectures and discussions at the seminar series, jazz exhibits, a jazz mass and a second-line parade, authentic New Orleans cuisine. … Continue reading →

New Orleans Music Calendar Aug. 1-8, 2013

OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. (504) 539-9600. PLAIN WHITE T’S: 7 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. www.hob.com. LEROY THOMAS: 8:30 p.m., Rock‘n Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, $12. … Continue reading →

At New Orleans’ Root, whimsy and wit on the table

Advocate photo by SCOTT GOLD -- A salad of fresh heirloom tomatoes and lemon fish cured like a country ham.

Two years ago this November, Chef Phillip Lopez opened Root, a restaurant unlike anything New Orleans had seen: a funhouse of modernist cuisine, where the dishes would be both delicious and gleefully wacky on the palate as well as the plate. “It was a total gamble, opening Root,” Lopez said. “It was so different, we knew … Continue reading →

Plain White T’s bring the punk

Photo by James Minchin -- Plain White T's are, from left, Tim Lopez, Mike Retondo, Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and DeMar HamiltonPhoto Credit:James Minchin

Chicago-based punk-pop band Plain White T’s performs Thursday at the House of Blues, promoting the release of their third EP, “Should’ve Gone to Bed.” The band is, from left, Tim Lopez, Mike Retondo, Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and De’Mar Hamilton. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999. $15. … Continue reading →

Satchmo Summerfest music schedule

Photo provided by Ogden Museum -- John Boutte performs March 21, 2013 at the Ogden Museum

FRIDAY Chevron Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV 11: 30 a.m. to noon: Second line from Jackson Square with New Birth Brass Band NOON TO 1 P.M.: New Birth Brass Band 1: 15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin … Continue reading →

Solo career takes off for Allen Toussaint

AP photo -- President Barack Obama welcomes Allen Toussaint to the stage to award him the 2012 National Medal of Arts for his contributions as a composer, producer and performer July 10 during a ceremony in the East Room of White House in Washington.

When Allen Toussaint, New Orleans songwriter, producer, pianist and, after Hurricane Katrina, a belated world-traveling solo act, received his National Medal of Arts award last month at the White House, his entire career flashed through his mind. That career includes Toussaint’s principal participation in the creation of so many classic recordings: Ernie K-Doe’s “Mother-In-Law,” Jessie Hill’s … Continue reading →

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ opens at Summer Lyric

Photo by Michael Palumbo -- In the 'story within a story' of 'Kiss Me Kate,' Fred Graham (Colby McCurdy, left) is Petruchio in 'The Taming of the Shrew,' while his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi (Katie Howe) is the ill-tempered wife. The couple's real-life issues surface  during their production of Shakespeare's classic.

A story within a story. A play within a play. It was already an old technique by the time Shakespeare came along in the late 1500s so, not surprisingly, he incorporated it into several of his works. The same “play within a play” format also suited Cole Porter 3 1/2 centuries later. The … Continue reading →