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New Orleans and Louisiana Music Artists - TV Appearances - January 2008

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Tuesday - January 1, 2008
10:00 am ABC, NBC, TRAV, HGTV Tournament of Roses Parade airs live from Pasadena; Emeril Lagasse serves as Grand Marshal; FTD's float will have a Mardi Gras theme; riders include Cherice Harrison-Nelson and Shamarr Allen and his band
5:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl
7:00 pm FOX 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl #5 Georgia Bulldogs take on #10 Hawaii Warriors, live from the Louisiana Superdome; Bonerama will perform the National Anthem prior to kickoff
10:00 pm WYES American Experience - New Orleans film offers a portrait of New Orleans that explores its unique and distinctive culture and illuminates its central place on the American landscape; with Leah Chase, Teddy Pierre, members of the Krewe du Vieux, and Irvin Mayfield, who is also featured on the soundtrack (read more)

Wednesday - January 2, 2008
3:00 pm Encore O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) comedy drama w/ George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Thomas King; the Grammy winning soundtrack features music by Chris Thomas King and The Cox Family, who have a cameo role in the film (see more air dates)

Thursday - January 3, 2008
3:35 pm Starz In Black New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas , Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk
2:00 am SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features noted chef John Besh and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Friday - January 4, 2008
7:30 pm HBO Family The Music in Me (2006) documentary profiles young musicians, ages 7 to 11, each from a different musical and cultural tradition; first episode features Zydeco accordion whiz Lil' Guyland Leday; Zydeco master Terrance Simien also appears (rerun)
9:00 pm Starz In Black Hip Hop: Raw & Uncut debut of new concert series with performances from Juvenile, Slim Thug, Scarface, Baby Boy da Prince, Gucci Mane and Urban Mystic (taped at Sobe Live in Miami)
10:00 pm SUND Saving Jazz (2006)

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documentary follows photographer Herman Leonard on his painful return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman (WWOZ), Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas; read more

Monday - January 7, 2008
6:30 pm FOX BCS Championship Bowl the #2 LSU Tigers take on #1 Ohio State Buckeyes, live from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform the National Anthem prior to kickoff

Friday - January 11, 2008
12:50 am Encore Action J.D.'s Revenge (1976) a New Orleans law student is possessed by the spirit of a zoot-suited, razor-wielding 1940s hoodlum; stars Glynn Turman and Louis Gossett Jr. with appearances from Blue Lu Barker and Rhonda Shear
1:00 am SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here

Sunday - January 13, 2008
7:00 pm WYES The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown New Orleans from notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, society columnist Nell Nolan, singer Irma Thomas, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and Councilman Oliver Thomas

Wednesday - January 16, 2008
7:00 pm Disney Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) made-for-tv Disney flick was filmed in & around New Orleans; cast includes Amanda Shaw

Thursday - January 17, 2008
4:50 am Starz Cinema Make It Funky!

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historic concert taped at the Saenger Theatre in 2004; with Allen Toussaint, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Earl Palmer, funky Meters, Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville, Kermit Ruffins, Jon Cleary, Lloyd Price, Monk Boudreaux, the Neville Brothers, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Snooks Eaglin, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and others

Friday - January 18, 2008
10:30 pm WYES Bourbon Street: The Neon Strip (1993) a look at the infamous street starting with its noble birth to its more earthy existence today; performance clips include Papa Celestin, Sharkey Bonano, Al Hirt and Chris Owens; interview clips include Danny Barker, Al Hirt, Chris Owens, and Lindy Boggs

Sunday - January 20, 2008
7:30 pm WYES While We Danced: The Music of Mardi Gras Peggy Scott Laborde covers the history of Mardi Gras music with profiles of Professor Longhair, Sharkey Bonano, Johnny Wiggs, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and "Doc" Souchon

Saturday - January 26, 2008
11:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979

Sunday - January 27, 2008
12:30 pm WYES While We Danced: The Music of Mardi Gras Peggy Scott Laborde covers the history of Mardi Gras music with profiles of Professor Longhair, Sharkey Bonano, Johnny Wiggs, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and "Doc" Souchon

Tuesday - January 29, 2008
9:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979

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