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When Dana Carvey talked about growing up with an angry, abusive father on

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New Orleans is the biggest small town in America, but leaving your neighborhood can often sound as daunting as a drive to Missouri.

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When Jon Batiste appeared on Treme as a member of Delmond Lambreaux’s band, it was hard

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Efforts to pull my thoughts on Treme now that it’s over into one unfied, coherent whole have come to naught, so here are a series of thought

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[Spoiler Alert] I wonder if I would have felt less impatient with this week’s episode of

[Spoiler alert] The oddest element of this season of Treme so far is that the episodes don’t feel like they’re moving any c

[Spoiler Alert] Treme returned Sunday night for its final

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Fight Night: Last week, Drag City released

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[Updated]  My relationship to Kermit Ruffins' music is co

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[Updated] For the last decade, the EMP Pop Conference has been the premiere venue for high-level music nerdery.

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This week in live music in New Orleans, celebrations of Elvis, "Treme," and New Orleans Musicians Clinic, along with Justin Bieber, The English Beat and more.

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Some interviews are easier than others. Glen David Andrews, for instance. Get him started and he'll take it from there.

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Glen David Andrews has had to make so many changes in his life that for

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[Updated] [Spoiler Alert] "When people start thinking that money is the fuckin' answer, you get a whole 'nother set of problems,"

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[Spoiler Alert] There are ways in which this season of Treme is very specific to its moment - the NOAH story, particularly

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[Spoiler alert] "You can't show them you're afraid," Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) says in an episode of Treme that fo

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This week's episode started with an illustration of just how accommodating Galatoire's staff can be, and those were real Galatoire's waiters workin

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After Hurricane Katrina, Fats Domino became an even more resonant presence in New Orleans because reports of his death were premature too.

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This season of HBO's Treme has dealt explicitly with cultural preservation, whether

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[Spoilers abound] Early in this week's episode of Treme, Davis (Steve Zahn) shows tourists the battered, neglected remain

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[Spoilers abound.] This week, it became apparent what New Orleanians are up against.

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Last week's Treme looked at the bargains we make to get what we want; this week's episode examines the

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This week's episode does what Treme was made to do - illuminate a fundamental drama that most of us face.If things go according to plan, mos

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[Updated] In my interview Saturday with Eric Overmyer, he

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"We are going to be back for a season 3.5," Treme producer David Simon announced Sa

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Update: When Kermit Ruffins took over the lease on the

Treme returns for its third season on HBO on September 23.

Danny Barker had concerns about what the second line tradition had become before he died; was he right?

The first look at the third season of the HBO series gives us Clint Maedgen, some new haircuts, and - yay! - the return of Nelson Hidalgo.

The radio show "World Cafe" with David Dye will focus on New Orleans this week, starting today

Not Treme news per se - The Wire news today. Maxim spaces out the photos of bikini girls this issue with an o