Hwy. 51 Revisited: Memphis, Tennessee pt. 2

By Jesse Brooks Memphis is a resilient city that has seen many challenging times in American history. Whether it was the Great Depression, civil unrest or a recession, Memphis seemed to always come back better than ever. It may seem typical for anyone from Louisiana to compare New Orleans to Memphis, but there are some... Continue Reading →

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Hwy. 51 Revisited: Canton, Mississippi

Canton City Courthouse. Photo by Jesse Brooks. By Jesse Brooks Like Amite, McComb, Brookhaven, or any town along Highway 51 and its parallel railroad line, Canton, Mississippi is a town that has some origins as a supplier for the Confederate Army in the Civil War. The town experienced a boom of growth as the railroad... Continue Reading →

RAPPER LOOKS BACK ON GREENSBURG ROOTS

By Jesse Brooks When most hip-hop artists look back on their humble beginnings, the story usually begins in a city neighborhood from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or New Orleans. However, for Jarius Burton, who goes by the stage name J. Quick, the origin begins in Greensburg. “My family lived on Under the Hill Road... Continue Reading →

Sources indicate Lafayette area episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is in production

BOURDAIN IN CAJUN COUNTRY- Sources indicate television personality Anthony Bourdain was in the Lafayette area filming an episode of his CNN show 'Parts Unknown' during Mardi Gras. Photo: Screenshot of Bourdain in the Southwest Louisiana on the episode "Cajun Country" for his previous show 'No Reservations'. By Jesse Brooks  Over last weekend and through Mardi... Continue Reading →

MUSIC CALENDAR – February 2017

ARTIST OF THE MONTH- The Angry 88 are original Hammond City punk rock for bring a CBGB style noise to South Louisiana in modern times. Catch them at Mad Maiden's in Ponchatoula on February 16. Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook. HAMMOND 2/17 - Casey Saba @ Red White & Brew: 21+ 8 p.m. PONCHATOULA ... Continue Reading →

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