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  • Nellie McKay on Singers Unlimited with Michael Bourne!

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Nellie McKay was in the studio with Michael Bourne for Singers Unlimited.  She talked about her new album, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day. She played some songs on ukulele and piano.  We also listen to some Doris Day recordings, from where Nellie got her inspiration.  Hear the full interview below! - Evan Levine.

  • A Visit to the Montreal Guitar Show: Jerome Casanova

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    French luthier discusses and demonstrates his unique guitar-brass bell hybrid

  • 'Treme,' Ep. 10: One Bright Morning

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) turns out in full Indian regalia. Eddie Vanison is on the left. (Image Credit: Paul Schiraldi/HBO)

    Season one of Treme concludes, if it were possible, with both a bang and a whimper. There's dancing, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians on parade, cameos from New Orleans living legends, sunshine, springtime, renewal. There's also one funeral, another in the works, a chilling flashback, a series of departures and a set of reminders that the tragedy of New Orleans didn't end until long after Hurricane Katrina.

    That juxtaposition of joy and pain has been central to the show; it's appropriate that the season finale ends with both a funeral and its second line parade. The characters in this drama deal with a lot of compromises and profound losses, but the culture of New Orleans has pleasure built into it. Perhaps that too is one of the show's messages: it'll take a lot more than a hurricane to strip the city of its fun.

    Josh Jackson is here one more time (this season, anyway) to discuss the soundtrack to the drama. Our Treme archives are here; HBO's full playlist is here.

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