- This week in Louisiana history. May 19, 1862. Union Gen. Benjamin "Beast" Butler Order no. 28 published.
- This week in New Orleans history. Jazz musician George
Murphy "Pops" Foster (May 19, 1892 – October 29, 1969) played
string bass, tuba and trumpet. Born on a plantation near
McCall in Ascension Parish, his family moved to New Orleans
when he was about ten years of age. His older brother, Willard
Foster, began playing banjo and guitar; George started out on
a cello then switched to string bass. Foster was playing
professionally by 1907 and worked with Jack Carey, Kid Ory,
Armand Piron, King Oliver and other prominent hot bands of the
era. In 1921 he moved to St. Louis.
- This week in Louisiana.
Little Walter Music Festival
May 24-25, 2018
Red River Levee stage
Honor Little Walter's legacy. The Little Walter Music Festival is a festival held at the Alexandria Amphitheater in Alexandria, La. honoring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Blues sideman and bandleader "Little Walter." For a complete list of entertainment visit the Little Walter Music Festival Facebook page. The event is free.
- Postcards from Louisiana. The Superband, made up of New Orleans muscians, plays to raise money for Hector Gallardo. He leads the group Hector Gallardo & his Cuban Jazz Trio. He brought his unique percussion sound from Cuba when he immigrated decades ago, and he has made a profound impact on the New Orleans music scene.
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