Red’s parade list: It’s Carnival time in South Louisiana

Advocate file photo by John Oubre -- A rider on a float, titled 'The Mississippi Queen,' tosses trinkets to the crowd at the 2014 Krewe of Orion parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

They’ll be parading over in Patterson, and partying down in Duson. They’ll take to the Tchefuncte and Tickfaw rivers, too. There are paraders with paws and pushmowers, flambeaus and flamingos and more. Man oh man, it’s Carnival time!… Continue reading →

Movies

Review: Made-in-New Orleans 'Black or White' has star peformances, but this one quality weighs down the film

Photo by TRACEY BENNETT -- Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in 'Black or White.'

Star performances propel the made-in-New Orleans “Black or White.” A script that has an identity crisis, however, weighs the movie down, pulling it into messy dramedy. Kevin Costner stars as the well-meaning, well-to-do guardian of his biracial… Continue reading →

Video

Street Performer Series: Dancer Jennifer Jones

Advocate photo by KEVIN MCQUARN --- Jennifer Jones, daughter of the legendary musician Joe Jones, is a New Orleans street performer. She has been performing for nearly 10 years.

Jennifer Jones, daughter of the legendary musician Joe Jones, has been a New Orleans street performer for nearly 10 years. One of the last things her father said to her before his death was to “heal the people.” Jones believes that by making… Continue reading →

Red

Review: Made-in-New Orleans 'Black or White' has star peformances, but this one quality weighs down the film

Photo by TRACEY BENNETT -- Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in 'Black or White.'

Star performances propel the made-in-New Orleans “Black or White.” A script that has an identity crisis, however, weighs the movie down, pulling it into messy dramedy. Kevin Costner stars as the well-meaning, well-to-do guardian of his biracial… Continue reading →

Music

Michael Foster combines jazz, dinner for free fun at Roux House

Advocate photo by LESLIE ROSE -- Guest saxophonist Wes 'Warmdaddy' Anderson performs for the first Red Bean Monday event at the Roux House.

Mondays in Louisiana have always been all about the red beans. Now, thanks to Michael Foster, Baton Rougeans can enjoy a free evening of live jazz with their free meal from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday… Continue reading →

Entertainment & Calendars

Red’s parade list: It’s Carnival time in South Louisiana

Advocate file photo by John Oubre -- A rider on a float, titled 'The Mississippi Queen,' tosses trinkets to the crowd at the 2014 Krewe of Orion parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

They’ll be parading over in Patterson, and partying down in Duson. They’ll take to the Tchefuncte and Tickfaw rivers, too. There are paraders with paws and pushmowers, flambeaus and flamingos and more. Man oh man, it’s Carnival time!… Continue reading →

Video Games

‘Zelda,’ ‘Batman’ among anticipated games due in 2015

Photo provided by Nintendo -- Developers for 'The Legend of Zelda' promise that Link’s actions will have the ability to reshape his fantasy world.

Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game installments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic… Continue reading →

Arts

‘Other People’s Money’: TBR production examines morality while rooting for all evil

Photo provided by KENNETH MAYFIELD -- Kevin Harger, center, plays Lawrence Garfinkle, a corporate raider, while Brian Hales, right, is the CEO of the company he wants to take over in 'Other People's Money' at Theatre Baton Rouge. Robert Gautreau, left, portrays the company's president.

When the entertainment industry jerked its collective knee in outrage at corporate raiders and financial shenanigans in the late 1980s, Michael Douglas’ portrayal of Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street” created a poster boy for all that was perceived as wrong with high-stakes stock… Continue reading →

Books

Ex-literary agency aide makes nonfiction debut with ‘Salinger Year’

'My Salinger Year' by Joanna Rakoff

“My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff. Knopf, 2014. $25.95. Joanna Rakoff’s nonfiction debut chronicles her year spent as the assistant to the head of a literary agency in Manhattan in the late 1990s. The agency’s… Continue reading →