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Betty Fox

‘A Last Hoorah’

by barry December 5, 2010

As we noted here, the Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge will be closing its doors this month after a 16-year run as one of New Orleans’ most beloved small music clubs. We featured the Mother-in-Law and its owner, Betty Fox, in “Crescent City Blues.” And we wrote about some of the club’s history here. Before it […]

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Crescent City Blues on WWOZ

by barry November 21, 2010

Last night Jamie Dell’Apa, a DJ at New Orleans’ WWOZ (and a great friend now), invited me to the studio for a broadcast of Crescent City Blues, the second hour of our series. Jamie knew I was in town working on a series of articles for the online edition of OnEarth Magazine about the Louisiana […]

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The premiere of Hour 2!

by barry September 24, 2010

We are please to announce that Hour 2 of Still Singing the Blues, called “Crescent City Blues,” has been posted to the web site of Public Radio Exchange (prx.org). You can listen online at http://www.prx.org/pieces/53509-crescent-city-blues, but you first must register for a free membership at PRX. It will debut Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. […]

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Coming to the rescue

by barry July 14, 2010

Last weekend, we flew down to New Orleans to witness an outpouring of love, as hundreds of residents turned out to help save the Mother-in-Law Lounge. And we learned this: When a community mobilizes to save a cultural institution, the results can hearten and inspire. The Mother-in-Law has been a veritable living room for many […]

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Change of heart

by barry June 30, 2010

Just as we couldn’t imagine New Orleans without the Mother-in-Law Lounge, so couldn’t many New Orleanians. As the Times-Picayune reports: Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge owner decides to try and keep it open, after all By Alison Fensterstock Just about a week after deciding that she would close the landmark tavern she took over after her […]

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End of the Mother-in-Law

by barry June 29, 2010

From New Orleans’ Times-Picayune (as well as local musician friends) comes this sad news: Betty Fox closing Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge By Alison Fensterstock The Mother-in-Law Lounge, a Treme landmark opened by New Orleans rhythm-and-blues icon Ernie K-Doe and his wife, Antoinette, in the mid-’90s, will close its bar operation next month but might reopen […]

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"Like I was back at a CYO dance"

by admin January 24, 2010

We’re not accustomed to people throwing concerts in our honor. But that’s pretty much what happened Friday night at Mother-in-Law Lounge in New Orleans. John T. Lewis (above left), a blues and R&B guitarist whom we interviewed, and drummer Ben Sandmel, one of our consultants, pulled together four hours of live music at the Lounge […]

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