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K-Doe is on a roll!

After an exciting launch, Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans is on a roll! Join us for a K-Doe tribute concert at the Palm Court on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., and stay tuned for more event announcements!

Party like a rock star with K-Doe tonight!

Just two hours and counting until the big launch . . . get ready by listening to Ben’s fantastic interview on this morning’s The Sound of Books.

K-Doe back home in the Times-Picayune!

Thanks to New Orleans’s own Times-Picayune for their great story on The R&B Emperor! We’re gearing up for tomorrow night’s party: rolling out the Naugahyde, setting up the K-Doe statue. If you can’t make it, fret not: Ben will be reading and signing this Saturday, April 14, at Ocatavia Books at 6, and more signing events are planned for the near future!

K-Doe on WWL-TV

If you missed Ben talking about K-Doe on WWL, see it here, accompanied by some classic K-Doe video.

Book release party April 11!

Join us for the book release party one week from today, Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 533 Royal Street. Karen Celestan will interview Ben Sandmel about K-Doe and the book. Sales and pre-order pickups begin at 9:30 a.m. at The Shop at The Collection. Buy a presigned copy, or have your book personalized by the author. Fabulous food and beverage, music, and a special appearance by the Ernie K-Doe statue!

WFMU celebrates K-Doe!

Did you miss the K-Doe show on WFMU? Worry not! It’s archived here: www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44513, so you can listen at your leisure.


Tune in to WFMU’s Fool’s Paradise this Saturday, March 31, from 1–3 p.m. as host Rex Doane welcomes author Ben Sandmel down to the fur-line fallout shelter to discuss Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans. Hear plenty of K-Doe rarities and excerpts from his legendary ’80s radio show on WWOZ. Bring your own Dixie Beer!

Book release party and signing

Join us on Wednesday, April 11, at 533 Royal St., from 6 to 8 p.m. for the official Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans release party, featuring a special guest: the Ernie K-Doe statue! Karen Celestan, coauthor of the first book in the Louisiana Musicians Biography Series, will lead a conversation with author Ben Sandmel. Buy presigned books or have your books personalized by the author. Book sales begin at The Shop at the Collection at 9:30 a.m.

EMP Pop Conference

Ben Sandmel will be participating in the 2012 EMP Pop Conference, Sounds of the City, presented by NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He will appear on a panel about New Orleans on Sunday, March 25, 4 PM,, at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York City, KC 804/05.

Get your copy!

Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans is available for sale on April 11, 2012, at the Shop at the CollectionAmazon.com, and local booksellers. To request a review copy, contact Lauren Noel [laurenn@hnoc.org] (504.556.7655).