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Treme

Nov 27, 2012 — As season three winds to a close, many regular guests of the show play a few numbers. Read a recap of the soundtrack, featuring Shamarr Allen, Cheeky Blakk, Kermit Ruffins, Jill Sobule, Big Sam, Tom McDermott, Ivan Neville, Trombone Shorty and Bonerama.
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Nov 19, 2012 — Recap the episode in music: a present, future and living history of New Orleans trumpet featuring Irvin Mayfield, the all-female Pinettes Brass Band and legendary Lionel Ferbos. Plus, a treatise on Davis and Annie's relationship as musicians.
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Nov 12, 2012 — After the musical bonanza that was the Mardi Gras episode, things slow down for some plot development in episode eight of Treme's third season. Recap the live music of the episode, featuring Sonny Landreth, Lil Queenie Harris and some "modern jazz."
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Nov 5, 2012 — The spectacle, vice and musical mayhem of Mardi Gras returns to the program. Recap this year's episode, with The Neville Brothers, the Morning 40 Federation, the Storyville Stompers, the Golden Comanche tribe, the Marines marching band and many more. Plus, two more legends make cameos.
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Oct 29, 2012 — A mid-winter episode brings out some big-name cameos, headlined by Fats Domino himself. Read a recap of the music, including soul queen Irma Thomas, sludge-metal standard bearer Eyehategod, singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez and clarinet professor Dr. Michael White.
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Oct 22, 2012 — Christmas 2007 arrives on set, and some of the musical guests return home. Read a recap of the live performance scenes, featuring Joe Krown, Tom McDermott, Jonathan Batiste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Red Stick Ramblers and Sharon Martin.
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Oct 15, 2012 — Read a recap of this week's live music scenes, featuring Shannon Powell, Marcia Ball, Fredy Omar and the late "Sugar Boy" Crawford. Plus, visits from Davell Crawford, the Creole Wild West tribe, Kidd Jordan and the beginnings of New Orleans sludge metal.
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Oct 9, 2012 — A recap of the show's music, including Tab Benoit, Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne and Ernie Vincent.
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Oct 2, 2012 — An especially musical episode features Preservation Hall, Little Freddie King and two Marsalises.
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Sep 25, 2012 — A recap of the music in season three's opening episode, featuring Glen David Andrews and "Frogman" Henry.
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