The spirit of Satchmo survives in Tokyo

Music Aug 20, 2019

The spirit of Satchmo survives in Tokyo

by William Archambeault

Yoshio Toyama and his wife, Keiko, have spent most of their lives as unofficial musical ambassadors between Japan and the American city of New Orleans. In New Orleans, Toyama, a trumpeter and singer, is known as the "Satchmo of Japan" for his skillful ability to ...

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

World Aug 15, 2019

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city ...

U.S. warnings of heavy rain, tornadoes from weakening storm Barry

World Jul 14, 2019

U.S. warnings of heavy rain, tornadoes from weakening storm Barry

Tropical Storm Barry buffeted the U.S. state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing warnings of heavy rain and possible tornadoes even as it weakened. After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall Saturday. It ...

Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

World Feb 27, 2017

Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail and ...

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Music Aug 7, 2016

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 86. Benny Harrell, Fountain's son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in hospice care ...