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Kermit Ruffins’ Mother in Law Lounge

The Mother in Law Lounge is back thanks to NOLA favorite Kermit Ruffins. In 1961, New Orleans native Ernie K-Doe had a hit with his song, “Mother In Law.” He and wife, Antoinette, opened the Ernie K-Doe Mother in Law Lounge in 1994. Ernie K-Doe, the “Emperor of the Universe,” was known and loved throughout the community, but especially by his wife, who, upon his death in 2001, had a mannequin of him made and took it with her everywhere she went. She reportedly even took “him” to the lavish and historic Commander’s Palace for supper. Since her passing, the likeness sat in Carnival regalia inside the photo-bedecked lounge, surrounded by jukebox music and memorabilia. Continue reading

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Kermit Ruffins plays the Square

Kermit Ruffins played this week’s Harvest the Music benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank.  The free weekly event at Lafayette Square takes place every Wednesday at 5 pm through November 3rd.

http://harvestthemusic.org

I was unable to attend last week’s concert in the Square featuring Dr. John, so I was thrilled to be back at the Square for more music, food, crafts and neighbors. Continue reading

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Treme in the Treme (R-rated language)

Last night, I made it to my friend’s house in the Treme to watch HBO’s Treme and eat a great potluck dinner. The opening credit song, John Boutte’s “The Treme Song,” is still one of the most infectiously cheerful songs I’ve heard. I can’t make myself fast forward it even when I’m watching at home alone on TIVO. Continue reading

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Treme comes to life and more oil…

Any local in New Orleans or fan of Treme knows that Kermit Ruffins cooks for the crowd and plays Vaughan’s on Thursday nights as he’s done since the early 1990’s. Continue reading

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