Fats Domino

Giving thanks for the music that (almost) redeemed 2017

Given the nonstop turmoil of the past 11 months — from political upheaval to accusations of sexual harassment to gun violence to natural disasters — perhaps the thing to be grateful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving is that 2017 is almost over.<p>Yet as tough as this year has been for so many, it can’t …

Music

People think this Charles Manson donut is in bad taste

Throughout the year, Portland, Oregon’s famous Voodoo Doughnut has honored celebrities who have died—including Prince, Tom Petty, and Fats Domino—by …

Weird

Jerry Lee Lewis Still Going Strong At 82

The last two years have been hard ones for the music industry with the number of stars passing away looking like a who’s who of rock and roll history, from David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen to rock founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.<p>So, as a music fan, when we get the chance now to …

Jerry Lee Lewis

Put up a statue of Fats Domino. Louis Armstrong, too | Letter | NOLA.com

I moved here 25 years ago and, like so many in this town, I was initially amazed by how many great artists are from New Orleans (too many, perhaps, …

New Orleans

Charles Manson memorial doughnut draws disapproval from non-murdering public

Photo: Tara Ziemba/Getty Images/TwitterSerial killer fandom is one of those bizarre things I’ll never wrap my head around. But perhaps folks who rock …

Charles Manson

Charles Manson Tribute Doughnut Goes Over Poorly

Uh... Voodoo Doughnut, WYD?<p>Following the death of Charles Manson on Sunday, Portland-based cult doughnut chain Voodoo Doughnut decided to honor the memory of this man—who, let's be clear, was the architect of a murderous cult—with a doughnut.<p>There he was: the visage of a murderer on a freakin’ …

Charles Manson

This Is The Best Music for Any Age (and Attitude) This Thanksgiving

Some people are wary of the Thanksgiving holiday because of sibling rivalries or—particularly recently—the specter of political clashes over the dinner table. For others, it’s an impending anxiety about the holiday’s soundtrack. For every niece recently besotted with UK grime and post-dubstep sonic …

Culture

Did a graffiti artist go too far with a Charles Manson portrait? | NOLA.com

California-based street artist Muck Rock has spray-painted an apology (the words "I'm sorry" inside of a heart), atop the space on St. Claude Avenue …

New Orleans

Fats, Yoko, Banksy, Trump: A big month in graffiti and street art | NOLA.com

Fats Domino mural by Muck Rock on Marais Street near Franklin Avenue<p>Unfinished mural by Yoko Ono on the Ogden Museum of Southern Art<p>In this photo …

Street Art

Musicians Who Have Died in 2017

Popular artists like Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Prodigy. Musical trailblazers like Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. Here is a look at some of the most influential musicians who have died in 2017.<p>For a more complete gallery of important figures in sports, the arts, fashion, books, public affairs, …

Music

Authored by Garth Turner – The Troubled Future of Real Estate

#1 <b>slick</b> on 11.18.17 at 4:00 pm<p>first;<br>I am a proud climate change denier.<br>But cannot even get my 20 year old son to entertain the concept.<br>just more …

Bill Gates

The priest who shattered my faith in the Catholic Church

Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, a Catholic, on how a revelation of sex abuse changed firmly held beliefs

Religion

November 18th is National Apple Cider Day!

John-Bryan Hopkins<p>Posted on November 18, 2017<p><b>Here are today’s five things to know about Apple Cider:</b><p>Kids were baptized in cider during the 14th …

Cider

Back to Basics: How Sean Payton Learned from History and Resurrected the Saints

A few weeks ago, one of the best strategists in the history of football was talking to his young, upstart team about a rock-and-roll legend named Fats Domino.<p>Domino died last month, and as Saints coach Sean Payton likes to do on occasion with his younger group, he talked to it about …

Sean Payton

The Rope: The Forgotten History of Segregated Rock & Roll Concerts

The Platters, the Flamingos, and other pioneering performers share stories of divided audiences, Jim Crow absurdities and harrowing violence<p>One night …

Music

Fats Domino's family to light Roosevelt Hotel holiday display | NOLA.com

On Nov. 28, family members will honor the late New Orleans rock and roll legend when they throw the switch on the lavish holiday display, dubbed the …

New Orleans

British artist updates Beatles' Sgt Pepper cover featuring 2017's dead celebrities

Artist Chris Barker revisited the Beatles’ iconic album cover for “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club” to pay tribute to public figures that died in 2017.<p>The original record cover featured the likes of actors, musicians, writers and footballers, including Mae West, Bob Dylan and Welsh poet Dylan …

Bruce Forsyth

Introducing the new issue of Uncut

Uncut’s Top 75 Albums Of The Year, plus Springsteen, LCD Soundsystem, Father John Misty, Björk, The Weather Station, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Mavis …

Father John Misty

Tiffany Haddish Joins Impressive List of Black Stars Who Made History With Hollywood Firsts

First to Win an Academy Award<p><b>Hattie McDaniel</b> won Best Supporting Actress in 1940 for her role in <i>Gone with the Wind</i>. She was the first African …

Celebrity News

Lesson of the Week: Outstanding Draft Class Has Re-Energized New Orleans Saints

Sean Payton has had reminders over the past few months that he’s not the young up-and-comer he once was. And it’s not just seeing guys he’s coached …

NFL

Updated 'Sgt. Pepper's' Cover Features Artists Lost in 2017

<i>By Scott T. Sterling</i><p>British artist Chris Barker has shared a new rendering of the Beatles’ iconic <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> album cover …

Gord Downie

Mr. Chill’s First Class Hot Dogs and Sweet’s Pastries Lands on Carrollton

Have your cake and a hot dog too<p><b>Wilbert Wilson</b> has offered classy haircuts at <b>Mr. Chill’s First Class Cuts</b> on Carrollton since before Katrina, but now he’s expanded his game to first class hot dogs too. Mr. <b>Chill’s First Class Hot Dogs and Sweet’s Pastries</b>, Wilson’s second business on Carrollton, …

New Orleans

I’m a conservative

I’ve been confused about politics ever since Republican states became red states, which to me, growing up in the era of Red China, suggested commissars and gulags and thought control, which of course Utah and Texas and Georgia do not have. You can believe in God in those states, same as in blue …

Opinion

Paving over Yosemite and other great ideas

Following up on the item in which a reader suggested that the all-new Department of the Interior might preside over coal mining in the Marin Headlands, readers have suggested some other mixed uses for national parks. I mean, what’s the use of them if we can’t monetize?<p><b>Larry Jones</b> suggests that …

Yosemite National Park

Kids gain insight into business at Brandon's Biggest Record Show

Brandon’s Biggest Record Show on Sunday wasn’t just a chance for collectors of vinyl to buy and sell music. For one father, it served as a good …

Vinyl Records

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3

Travel

The Fat Man’s thick legacy

I read with sadnessof the death of Fats Domino [“Mellow fellow helped launch rock,” Oct. 26, Obituaries]. I grew up in Baton Rouge and spent my teen years moving through South Louisiana listening to the great acts, including Fats Domino, a regional favorite. When we started planning for our …

Opinion

Second Line Parade Honors Fats Domino In New Orleans

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer <b>Fats Domino</b> passed away last week at the age of 89. The legendary New Orleans native was honored yesterday with a traditional …

Walt Disney Company

Obituary: Fats Domino died on October 24th

THE fact that Fats Domino in 1957 played 355 shows in America, travelling 13,000 miles, was misleading. He never left New Orleans, or rather New …

Economics

New Orleans Bids Farewell To Fats Domino

On Wednesday, New Orleans said farewell to a favorite native son, the legendary singer and pianist Fats Domino.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>No city sends off its music royalty like New Orleans. Last night, the city bid farewell to native son and rock 'n' roll architect Fats Domino, who died last …

Music