New Orleans Musicians Show Love and Support for Lil' Queenie

For season one of HBO’s Treme, music supervisor Blake Leyh wanted to include a performance by Lil’ Queenie, but the show aimed for chronological accuracy and she wasn’t in New Orleans when the series’ story started in late 2005. Leigh “Lil’ Queenie” Harris had been a talent big enough to be known solely by her nickname before Katrina, but since she never moved back after evacuating, her voice and presence has been absent from the new New Orleans. 

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Headline Bunny Matthews Benefit Tonight

On June 23, Bunny Matthews announced on Facebook, “I have brain cancer.” Since then, the New Orleans artist, writer, and agent provocateur has made his page his most compelling work—not simply a diary or meditation on the process of dealing with cancer, but a place to be himself when there’s no compelling reason to fudge the trut

The Christmas Express in Song

[NSFW] On Friday, The Howlin' Wolf hosts the NOLA Polar Express, a benefit to help make sure that children at Ocshner and Children's Hospital have a Merry Christmas. Local indie rock bands will play on the Wolf's main stage and in the Den, and since some of the bands will play their versions of Christmas songs, My Spilt Milk asked them about their background with Christmas music.

Mike Meets Hospital; Hospital Wins

[Updated] Wednesday night, Governor Mitt Romney tried work his way around the pre-existing conditions question, allowing that people who had health insurance but lost it could re-get it despite pre-existing conditions, but those who were never insured would have to wait for states to craft laws to help them. In the abstract, that merely sounds problematic; put a name and face on it and impact is far more real.

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