NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A member of the New Orleans city council is pushing to change a street currently named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and replace it with one the city's most famous musicians, Allen Toussaint, who died in 2015.
“Raise the Roof,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Rounder Records)
Pairing Alison Krauss’ angelic soprano with Robert Plant’s roguish tenor once sounded like a bizarre idea – until they started to sing together.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have reunited for another album more than a dozen years after their collaboration “Raising Sand” became a critical and commercial hit, earning six Grammy Awards.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans lost Fats Domino this week, but some of the city's old guard are still going strong.
Dr. John turns 77 in November and plans a monthlong musical celebration. Irma Thomas, the 76-year-old "soul queen of New Orleans," has been touring lately with the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The songs of New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint have been described as beautiful stories set to music or a handcrafted suit tailored for a specific person. He often wrote them with a particular person and personality in mind, such as singer Lee Dorsey and his smile.