Culture vultures were delighted to learn about the reopening of the Ogden last week, becoming the first institution of its kind in New Orleans to mark its comeback from What's-her-name. The Ogden celebrated the return to form with its immensely popular (and now, never more needed) Ogden After Hours series in which local musicians sit down for a mixture of performance, interview and question-and-answer sessions. Gambit Weekly's own Alex Rawls was on tap to welcome the Satchmo of the Ghetto, James Andrews, the trumpeter and lead singer of the New Birth Brass Band whose amazing musical lineage (Troy Andrews, Jesse Hill and Prince LaLa) made him a fitting choice to get things going again. As we are learning the hard way – and as you'll probably be able to tell by our "directory-style" music listings later in the A&E section – advance info on gigs is tough to come by these days as venues struggle to wrestle their musical schedules to the ground. So this week's performer was TBA at press time, but we figure it's a safe bet it will be worthwhile. Free admission.
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