Mahalia Jackson Was My Great Aunt – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Musician and producer Nesby Phips may be best known worldwide for his work with Lil Wayne and other hip hop artists, but here in New Orleans his equally impressive claim to fame is that Mahlia Jackson was his great aunt. Nesby is one of the owners and gatekeepers of Ms Jackson’s copyrighted material and is working on cementing her legacy in various ways.
Nesby is also the force behind the musical project Black Man 4 Sale and the voice of the podcasts “Am I Tripping?” and “Call Me Old Fashioned.”
If you live in New Orleans there’s a good chance you’ve spent time with Joe Bikulege even if you didn’t know it.
For the last 14 years Joe has been the owner of Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine Street. Joe is also a big supporter of Cops 2, the citizens support group for the NOPD 2nd District. If you’re checking this out before Saturday October 21st, go support Cops 2 at the first ever Cochon de Lait Festival at Palmer Park.
Marci Schramm knows a thing or two about festivals. For ten years she was the Executive Director of the French Quarter Festival and presided over its journey from local party to major festival with a bigger economic impact on New Orleans than Jazz Fest. Yes, really. Today Marci helps her husband run publishing company River Road Press and is Director of Development for the New Orleans Ballet Association.