If the filmmakers are going to delve into the Jazz Fest vaults, how is it possible to show only a few seconds of Professor Longhair and nothing of James Booker, the Meters, the Neville Brothers? Not good.
A reassessment on the 40th anniversary of A Confederacy of Dunces, a novel that many consider one of the funniest ever written by an American.
Up From the Streets is no New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival — but it tries.
Contagious enjoyment is very much the goal of Ken Field’s Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. Mission accomplished.
Instead of painting the vibrant and colorful scene which is New Orleans, author Matt Miller supplies dry exposition about each event via a blow-by-blow chronological time line.