Going back to country music can be a route forward

Our editor and resident Tangipahoa Parish songwriter Jesse Brooks shares how going back to the country roots of music can lead to the redirection of American music. Photo by Matthew C. Roy. By Jesse Brooks I’ve been doing a lot of tweaking to my music act while in the extra solitude we have these days.... Continue Reading →

Iconic Ponchatoula cafe to reopen Wednesday

Paul's Cafe, located on East Pine Street in Ponchatoula, will reopen Wednesday, according to their social media pages. By Jesse Brooks A Ponchatoula stable is set to reopen on Wednesday after a temporary closure during the stay-at-home orders set by Gov. John Bel Edwards over concerns of the spread of COVID-19 around the state, according... Continue Reading →

Punjabi Dhaba to reopen May 1

REOPEN- Punjabi Dhaba, located on Southwest Railroad Ave. in Hammond, announced on social media that they will reopen on May 1. Photo from their Facebook page. By Jesse Brooks Tangipahoa Parish's only Indian restaurant Punjabi Dhaba, located inside a Shell gas station on Southwest Railroad Ave. in Hammond, has announced on social media that they... Continue Reading →

Remembering Kobe

By Jesse Brooks I had a gig heavy weekend so I spent my birthday catching up on sleep before evening activities. I woke up late in the afternoon to hear about the death of Kobe Byrant and his daughter Gianna. It was similar to the way learned about the death of Anthony Bourdain, who was... Continue Reading →

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