Gambit: Tune into recordings of Vernon ‘Dr. Daddy-O’ Winslow, New Orleans’ first Black radio DJ

Gambit: Tune into recordings of Vernon ‘Dr. Daddy-O’ Winslow, New Orleans’ first Black radio DJ. I’ve been listening to a lot of New Orleans bounce lately so I’m delighted to find this. “One night in 1949, Vernon Winslow, a Black man, took to the New Orleans radio airwaves — and was fired…. Still, one night he hosted a show and became the city’s first Black radio disc jockey. And he was noticed: Within just a few months, rival radio station WWEZ AM hired Winslow to host ‘Jivin’ with Jax,’ a full-length radio program sponsored by Jackson Brewery and the city’s first program to feature a Black DJ.”

WGNO: The New Orleans Cemetery Database

This is actually from June but I missed it then, and it seems a good thing for Halloween. WGNO: The New Orleans Cemetery Database. “With all of its intercultural charm, New Orleans is a feast for the eyes. Millions flock to the city and our impressed with the design of the cemeteries. Recently, The Historic New Orleans Collection launched The New Orleans Cemetery Database.”

Mother Jones: Artists in Louisiana Mobilize on Instagram for On-the-Ground Hurricane Relief

Mother Jones: Artists in Louisiana Mobilize on Instagram for On-the-Ground Hurricane Relief. “In the days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, leaving at least 26 dead and ravaging homes, historical sites, power lines, and cultural spaces, artists began self-organizing to shore up the staggering holes left by federal and state emergency response.”

Nola: Feds send doctors, nurses to Children’s Hospital New Orleans to help amid COVID surge

Nola: Feds send doctors, nurses to Children’s Hospital New Orleans to help amid COVID surge. “The federal government has sent a team of doctors, nurses and medical professionals to Children’s Hospital New Orleans to help the facility care for the surge of children hospitalized with COVID. The state requested the help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement from the hospital.”

Nola: New Orleans to require COVID vaccines or negative tests for bars, Superdome, other venues

Nola: New Orleans to require COVID vaccines or negative tests for bars, Superdome, other venues. “The citywide vaccine mandate, one of the first in the United States, will take effect Monday and enforcement will begin Aug. 23. It comes amid a Louisiana surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations driven by the highly transmissible delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rate.”

NOLA: 2021 New Orleans Jazz Fest canceled as Louisiana COVID cases surge; spring dates announced

Nola: 2021 New Orleans Jazz Fest canceled as Louisiana COVID cases surge; spring dates announced. “The 2021 Jazz Fest, like 2020’s, has been canceled after first being postponed because of surging rates of COVID-19 infections. The loss of the festival, and the thousands of visitors that it would have attracted, is another economic and psychological blow not just for musicians, music venues and festival workers and vendors, but for New Orleans’ larger tourism economy.”

WDSU: COVID-19 vaccine required for all New Orleans deputy constables ahead of heavy eviction workload

WDSU: COVID-19 vaccine required for all New Orleans deputy constables ahead of heavy eviction workload. “Deputies with the First and Second City Courts of New Orleans will be required to get a coronavirus vaccination. Constable Edwin M. Shorty Jr. has mandated all commissioned deputies must be vaccinated as COVID-19 case counts are rising with the spread of the delta variant.”

CNN: New Orleans EMS can’t keep up with calls due to the Covid-19 surge as mayor restores a mask mandate

CNN: New Orleans EMS can’t keep up with calls due to the Covid-19 surge as mayor restores a mask mandate . “Emergency medical responders in New Orleans have been hit so hard by the resurgence in Covid-19 cases that the city doesn’t have the capacity to handle 911 calls, the mayor said Friday as she announced a new mask mandate and a contract to increase EMS resources.”

NOLA: Two library workers sue New Orleans, alleging social media policy stifles criticism

NOLA: Two library workers sue New Orleans, alleging social media policy stifles criticism. “Two New Orleans public library workers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the municipal government, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her top deputy, alleging that a June 2020 policy infringes on their free speech rights and threatens to punish them for any criticism they might express, even in their private lives.”

Shining down: Doreen Ketchens releases two new albums (NOLA Gambit)

NOLA Gambit: Shining down: Doreen Ketchens releases two new albums. “Clarinetist and vocalist Doreen Ketchens has aimed to release an album every year since the mid-’90s — and occasionally has hit two or even three releases. The plan going into 2020 was to keep up the pace when she and her band, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, booked studio time in February and started working on the new recordings. Of course, no one’s plans worked out in 2020.” The first time I heard Doreen Ketchens play clarinet was on a YouTube video. I wanted to run down the street and knock on people’s doors and tell them about this brilliant clarinetist. Do yourself a favor and listen to her play and sing “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

NOLA: Tipitina’s, the Howlin’ Wolf to reopen with limited-capacity shows this weekend

NOLA: Tipitina’s, the Howlin’ Wolf to reopen with limited-capacity shows this weekend. “For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic commenced a year ago, Tipitina’s and the Howlin’ Wolf plan to open to the public. Tipitina’s will host keyboardist and singer Ivan Neville for two limited-capacity, seated-only ‘Piano Session’ shows Friday, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Both shows sold out not long after tickets went on sale Monday.”

Tulane News: Tulane University jazz archive gets new name and expanded mission

Tulane News: Tulane University jazz archive gets new name and expanded mission. “Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) is pleased to announce an expanded mission and new name for its famed music archive. Previously known as the Hogan Jazz Archive, the reconceived Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz will expand the scope of its collections, including acquisitions that document late 20th century and 21st-century contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, hip hop and rock musicians in New Orleans and the surrounding region, as well as the industry and culture that fosters and supports those artists.”