New Orleans’ very own and Son of the City, Juvenile presented with Key to the City by Mayor LaToya Cantrell

On Tuesday (April 13),  Legendary Cash Money rapper Juvenile, real name Terius Gray, recently received a high honor in his home city of New Orleans.

I want to extend my congratulations to Juvenile for this incredible honor! He is entitled to the title of Son of New Orleans as he is known for his talent, humbleness and represents the city’s essence and spirit. Juvenile is New Orleans. He’s more than deserving of praise for all he has contributed to the culture!

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NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

She looked confident as each stick hit its intended bucket as if she knew for sure that it would produce a beat that will get the crowd dancing. Joy and bashfulness took over her as the crowd grew thick. She was loving and living in the moment. I would say she enjoyed the sounds she created more than the group she captured. It was as if the beating of her heart was in sync with her very being. Her mind formed the music, hand and sticks flowed like blood to her heart and drum beating the tunes reminiscent of our ancestors playing in Congo Square. This little girl and the sticks and buckets are the lifelines to our New Orleans history. Her soulful beats echoed sounds of hope, possibility, and greatness for New Orleans’s future cultural bearers. Continue reading NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

My neighbor and I had a wonderful time. We both were born and raised in New Orleans and learned so much about our city that we did not know. It’s something how you can live somewhere all your life and not know about some of its important histories. It felt like we were on an adult field trip! I loved meeting the tourists and hearing about their love for my beloved city. It all was absolutely fabulous! Continue reading Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor. Continue reading Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Press Release: Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites

Press Release: Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews or media inquires, contact: LaDana Williams 504.914.6004 cell ladana@amandashaw.com Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with … Continue reading Press Release: Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites