Kathy Richard, Ann Kojevnikov and Chubby Carrier discuss the importance of health benefits for artists in Acadiana, and the resources available.
Cherice Harrison-Nelson is a Mardi Gras Indian Queen. She is the third generation, among five in her family, to carry on the Black New Orleans tradition of “masking Indian.” It’s a celebration of freedom [...]
Raymond Weber says type 2 diabetes "snuck up" on him ― which makes sense. Playing 6-hour gigs four nights a week at Fat Cats on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, plus assorted weekend gigs, [...]
Vanity Fair - June 11, 2020 "Jazz will survive COVID. New Orleans as we’ve known it? Maybe not."
Featured Syndey Byrd photographs provided by the archive at NOMAF.
New Orleans, a city known for its music, has been hauntingly silent during the coronavirus outbreak. Meet one music club owner who partnered with a musicians’ clinic to make free meals for hospitality members without [...]
Filmed over 4 years by director, Renee Edwards, One Note at a Time is a multi-award winning beautifully crafted feature documentary focusing on a community of musicians trying to rebuild after disaster and the [...]
Harry Shearer and Judith Owen bill their annual Christmas variety show as a “reverent and irreverent antidote to the holiday season.” Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation, as well as [...]
Musicians and other performing artists are expected to sacrifice for their art, but all too often, the sacrifice they make is their own health. Performers face unique challenges that prevent their access to health care...The [...]