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  • 2010 Year End -- Jazz

     
    Although in recent years jazz could seem mired in defensive talk about the music's health or its makeup, 2010 felt different somehow. Whether it was the often sumptuous, jazz-drunk taste of New Orleans offered by David Simon & Co. in......
  • American Idol: Contestants attempt to conjure the spirit and magic of New Orleans' music

     
    Pop & Hiss lends an ear to the tunes that play out on "American Idol" this season. Anyone with a keen ear to music knows it doesn’t take much to become enthralled by the breadth of musicianship that pours through......
  • Hey, MTV: Thanks for dissing Baltimore on 'Skins'

     
    In just two weeks, MTV's teens series "Skins" has become one of TV's most compelling dramas.Unfortunately for the producers and MTV executives, that's only the case off-screen, where "Skins" is playing like a car wreck impossible to look away from.Fearful...
  • David Simon asks Bourdain to write for Treme, sounds like

     
    Patricia Talorico, the food writer for the Wilmington Post, has just revealed this juicy bit. Anthony Bourdain told her in an interview that he will be contributing to David Simon's current HBO show Treme. UPDATE: The Times-Picayne and other outlets......
  • HBO's 'Veep' gets off to promising start in Baltimore

     
    “Veep,” the big-name, much-buzzed-about HBO pilot starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wrapped filming Saturday after six days in and around Baltimore. The producers, who include Louis-Dreyfus, cultural critic Frank Rich and writer-director Armando...
  • Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson, actress in 'The Wire,' arrested in Baltimore drug raid [Updated]

     
    In an ironic twist of truth imitating fiction, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who gained acclaim for her portrayal of a ruthless drug assassin in HBO's landmark series "The Wire," was arrested Thursday in Baltimore during a drug raid by police. The......
  • HBO's 'Treme' -- Season 2 starts April 24

     
    Season two of the David Simon/Eric Overmyer New Orleans drama "Treme" will start April 24, HBO announced Thursday.The cycle will consist of 11 episodes and air on Sunday nights on television's top channel. Jon Seda, one-time member of the ensemble for...
  • HBO's Treme: Season 2, and the music even better

     
    Last season in previewing HBO's "Treme," I said that in 30 years of writing about television, I had never heard music used as organically, wisely and powerfully as it was in the New Orleans-based series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. I also...
  • HBO's Treme: Music coming to Kennedy Center

     
    Here's a great reason to book a night in DC in June -- a concert of the music from the HBO series "Treme" at the Kennedy Center. And Wendell Pierce, aka Antoine Batiste, narrates this touring project of music, history and culture. Few people know the...
  • HBO confirms: 'Treme' renewed for third season

     
    HBO has picked up "Treme," the New Orleans drama from David Simon and Eric Overmyer, for a third season.Deadline Hollywood first reported the renewal without confirmation Friday. Read it here. HBO confirmed the pickup in an email response to the Sun...
  • Fall TV season: HBO renews 'Treme' for a 3rd season

     
    Fall TV season: 'Treme' gets picked up for a 3rd season on HBO...
  • Actors from HBO's 'The Wire' take part in drug panel

     
    Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn and Jim True-Frost (aka Bunk, Kima and Prez) participated in a Justice Department panel Tuesday on drug abuse, families and at-risk children. It is part of an initiative launched by Attorney General Eric Holder and announced...