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Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (21–23 April)

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If you struggled to get back into work this week you could probably use another long weekend, of sorts, to help you recover. Luckily, there is plenty on this weekend for you to enjoy. The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival started on Tuesday and its program is packed with interesting events and tours to inform, […]

Along with music, some how-to advice at a Jazz Fest event

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation has announced plans for its 10th annual Sync Up event, which coincides with the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sync Up is a … Click to Continue »

Jazz Fest reveals its 2017 lineup!

Today is day! The fine folks at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released the lineup for the 2017 event, which is scheduled for April 28 through May 7. Big names aplenty are on the schedule including another shot for Stevie Wonder after his rainout last year. Show More Summary

Trombone Shorty Signs With Blue Note, New LP Due In April

Trombone Shorty has signed with Blue Note Records and will make his debut for the iconic jazz label this April ahead of his appearance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where he has inherited the festival’s prestigious closing set in the legacy of great New Orleans artists like the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. Show More Summary

New Orleans French festival to feature two stages of music

Before the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, even before French Quarter Festival, there's Fete Francaise, a unique one-day festival celebrating the French heritage and food of New Orleans. The festival is becoming a staple of the Spring festival...

Gretna police chief says safety is key to successful Heritage Festival

Throngs of visitors congregated in Gretna Oct. 7-9 to celebrate the city's Heritage Festival and many of those said the fest's safety is a big draw for them. Gretna Police Deputy Chief Anthony Christiana is behind all of that. He...

Gretna Heritage Festival had something for everyone

In its 22nd year, Gretna Fest as called by locals, covered 25 square blocks in Old Gretna, plus the Mississippi River batture and levee. The festival promotes and supports local businesses and organizations and often serves as the lifeline for many nonprofit organizations.

Gretna Heritage Festival: Comfort food to go with retro music

The festival, which runs Oct. 7 through 9, covers 25 blocks in historic downtown Gretna, with rides, crafts, live music and lots of food options.

Marc Broussard, Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier coming to Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival (Sept. 23-24)

For the fifth year, Bogalusa will come alive for one of the biggest blues music events held in southeastern Louisiana, the Sept. 23-24 Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival.

Watch My Morning Jacket Cover Prince's "Purple Rain," "Sign o' the Times," and "Raspberry Beret"

On Friday, My Morning Jacket played New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. During their set, they paid tribute to Prince by covering his "Purple Rain." At another show a couple days earlier, they also covered "Sign o' the Times" and "Raspberry...Show More Summary

Jazz Fest 2016: Rain Shuts Down Saturday Early (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Hell no, we won’t go! That was the rally cry for late Saturday afternoon at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. After a cloudy, humid, albeit windy, start to the day, the raindrops started small and turned big; Very big. Midway...Show More Summary

Jazz Fest 2016: My Morning Jacket, Lauryn Hill, Paul Simon, Honey Island Swamp Band Heat Up Friday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Hello Sunshine. Hello Crawfish Monica. Hello sweet refreshing snowball. With nary a raindrop in sight, and not as much mud as you’d think, Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was hot-hot-hot … in more ways than one. And...Show More Summary

Jazz Fest 2016: Elvis Costello, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi Trucks Band Highlight Thursday

After sunny skies and hot temperatures blessed the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during it’s first weekend, it was inevitable that the rain gods would have their turn to play on the second weekend, which kicked off on Thursday. Show More Summary

Prince, Allen Toussaint Tributes Set Bittersweet Mood at Jazz Fest 2016

The skies were a clear, radiant blue across the first weekend of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – April 22nd through 24th – but there was purple everywhere else as the city, its homegrown performers and visiting stars paid homage to Prince after his sudden, shocking death on April...

Win tickets to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and meet The Revivalists

A pair of passes to the fest for Friday the 29th, where you can see Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, and The Revivalists.

Why Entertainment and Social Media are Perfect for Each Other

Twenty six years ago at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival I watched Stevie Ray Vaughn rip it up in front of thousands of people. The only way people knew that I did was because I told them about it. Yep, WOM. I would go on to see SRV a few more times after […]

Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers Top Jazz Fest Lineup

Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Young top a stacked and eclectic lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The long-standing festival will take place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds over two weekends, April 22nd through the 24th, and April 28th through May 1st. The lineup...

New Orleans Jazz Festival lineup taps Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup is a typically mindboggling assortment of artists that mixes Louisiana heritage with top-drawer pop and rock names. Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 lineup: Neil Young, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, RHCP, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, more

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this year from April 24-May 3 with a pretty amazing lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison,...

2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup! Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, My Morning Jacket, Beck, Van Morrison Top Bill

The lineup for the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced and what a lineup it is – the festival really brought out all the A-listers this time around and those on the lower tiers are just as remarkable.  Leading...Show More Summary

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