Music and Entertainment

Levee

Most regions do not update their levees/dams

“In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers early Monday (August 28) began releasing water from two overfilled reservoirs in west Houston. The release was necessary, officials said, to avoid a c...
Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Music Festival – Another great year

With its highly civilised, family-friendly vibe, with a tent selling home-made cake, and general level of cleanliness, Glastonbury or Reading it isn’t. (There was even a pop-up Waitrose, for goodness’ sake.) Bu...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Some things are unheard of by Most

In the midst of interviewing me a few weeks ago, entrepreneuse/Kreol editor Georgina Dhillon fielded a call from Jihad Muhammad. She let me speak to him to make at least an initial acquaintance by phone. “You t...
Hurricane

How many times does once in a Lifetime come?

The mighty Cajun Navy appeared in all their glory, towing their powerboats from Lafayette and other points in Acadia down the highways leading to Houston and other towns vulnerable to the caprices of wholesale ...
Robin Williams

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Robin Williams

Robin Williams will be remembered for his quirks, his improvisations, his honest smile and his unparalleled concern for humanity. Here are six lesser-known facts about the man that are likely to make your affec...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

We can’t escape the magic of our minds/bodies

Totally atypical of the date, midnight January 1, 1995 sported a 62-degree temperature with the lightest hint of mist. We had just celebrated a 10:30 p.m., Mass on New Year’s Eve, timed to end at precisely midn...
Bust of american author John Steinbeck located in Monterey, California. Many of Steinbeck's novels take place in and around the Monterey area.

Great Writers of the 20th Century: John Steinbeck

In a way, each of Steinbeck’s novels is similar to a great painting that emotionally overwhelms the viewer. When the viewer moves closer and examines the brush-strokes, the painting is just a lot of colourful s...
Cane River Black Creoles

Revisiting the Cane River Black Creoles

It was halfway déjà vu as I drove north on I-49 beyond Alexandria, Louisiana and turned off at exit 119. But on the previous occasion, the day after Rickey Norman’s homegoing at Saint Charles Borromeo Church in...
Youth and Cell Phone

Cell phones can be deadly to our youth

A wonderful thing is a cell phone, a palm-sized device sporting a computer more powerful than that of all but the latest Space Shuttles. Its versatility and convenience are so great that they befuddle the mind....
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

A skilled and congenial Christian Champion

When I first laid eyes on Rev. Darryl Jefferson seated at the Klavinova keyboard in Holy Ghost Church in Opelousas, the distinct impression beamed back to me of a professional who knew his way around the world ...
Eliades Ochoa Guajira

Eliades Ochoa & Alma Latina – Guajira + Mas Guajira

This brother sister duo delve deep into the depths of Latin feeling in this record, ‘Guajira + Mas Guajira’, the name Maria Ochoa gives to her brother. The well-known delicacy and pertinence that Eliades brings...
Dennis Paul Williams

Dennis Paul Williams – Morning Light

Dennis Paul Williams brings mellow, bluesy tones to zydeco guitar and listening to this album instils a sense of calm into the soul of those fortunate enough to be on the receiving end. After having moved from ...