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Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

London city! The business capital of Europe, the most visited capital of the world and home of the super-rich (106 billionaires). Renowned for its four UNESCO world heritage sites, the 250 festivals that take place here every year, black...Show More Summary

Americana Music Association Announces 2015 First Round Showcase Americanafest Line-up

3 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Building on the already excellent heritage of being the preeminent roots music event the Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released its first round of artists to perform during the 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 15 – 20, 2015. 85 of 150+ Artists Announced Including made the cut including Los [...]

Another Take On New Orleans

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Following yesterday’s Rifftides commentary about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I heard from fellow jazz journalist Larry Blumenfeld (pictured). Larry is a New Yorker who in recent years has spent much of his time in New Orleans. He writes from there for The Wall Street Journal and other outlets about the city’s recovery […]

Thoughts On New Orleans And Jazz

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up last Friday. Mark Hertsgaard’s Daily Beast review of the festival includes this lament. Yet for all of Jazz Fest’s celebration of the music, food and culture of New Orleans, some locals complain that a central element is missing: the people. The daily ticket price of […]

From Elton John to Dr. John: Jazz Fest Weekend 2 Wraps

Dr. John and the Ske-Dat-De-Dat Horns Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul; a second line funeral for 40-year Jazz Fest plumber John (JT the Flowmaster) Tamberella who was...Show More Summary

$10 or less: ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music,’ Korean Film Festival and a yoga workshop

The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week. (Events are free unless noted otherwise.)‘The Dream Lives On’ music programIn celebration of African American and Asian American musical heritage, this concert features...Show More Summary

How the Rich Stole Jazz Music

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

You can still find the cream of New Orleans music at the city’s Jazz and Heritage Festival, but critics say high ticket prices keep most of the city’s own residents from attending.

All About That Jazz: International Jazz Day at New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 4

International Jazz Day was celebrated, appropriately enough, in the city where jazz was born on the 4th day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015. From the steps of the New Orleans Museum of Art, musicians Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez led a second line parade into the gates of Jazz Fest and the music didn't miss a beat. Show More Summary

The Soul of New Orleans Jazz Fest Is Alive and Well: Fricke's Favorite Sets

The eighteenth year of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – 1987 – was my first. Many of the mythic names in my collection of Crescent City R&B records – including Earl King, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Ernie K-Doe – were still alive and resurrecting those hits on stages...

This Amazing Sign Language Interpreter Brought Public Enemy's Music To A Whole New Level

last monthNews : Huffington Post

One performance at last year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was apparently too good to forget. As the 2015 festival got underway this past weekend, a video from 2014 began making the rounds again. The obvious reason? It's pretty...Show More Summary

The Good Life with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Jazz Fest Day 3

"That's My Momma!" James Andrews said of the Baby Doll dancing during his New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival set. His show was a family affair, with wife Karen Gant-Andrews belting out an "At Last" that would have done Etta James proud. Show More Summary

The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And They didn't - the sun broke through by late afternoon and The Who had the chance...Show More Summary

Wilco Lights Up New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

Wilco The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much musicShow More Summary

Walter Manzke wins L.A.'s 2015 Cochon 555 festival of pork

As you may have learned from your Instagram feed, Sunday marked the local tour stop of the seventh annual Cochon 555, a festival dedicated to the glories of wine, bourbon and Heritage pork. This year's installment took place at the Viceroy in Santa Monica, a swankish hotel that suited...

And a very good Banyule Festival was had by all….

Yes, it’s March and so it’s Banyule Festival again.  And so there we were, all frocked up for Twilight Sounds at Sills Bend, my favourite place in the world and which should be on the Victorian Heritage Register.  The weather … Continue reading ?

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weatherShow More Summary

Larry King not So Live: Stephen Moore of Heritage and Andy Serwer of Fortune Are Our April Fools' Festival V Clowns Today

Paul Krugman (September 2008): [Larry King Not So Live - NYTimes.com](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/larry-king-not-so-live/?_r=0): "So last night I was on Larry King Live... >...dressed in my TV-from-the-Princeton-studio uniform: dress shirt, jacket, tie, shorts, and sandals (the camera doesn’t pan below the belly button). Show More Summary

Celebrate Black Heritage in Savannah

Experience Savannah during the Black Heritage Festival, February 1 - 21. 2015. The festival features performances, exhibits, cultural activities, crafts, and ethnic cuisine for all ages and interests. Also, request a copy of the Savannah Black Heritage guide by calling 877-SAVANNAH. Plan your Savannah getaway at visitsavannah.com today!

Glashütte Original Premieres Five Shorts at 65th Berlin International Film Festival

Watch companies just love to talk about their history, heritage and all the timeless things that make them unique. Unfortunately, more often than not, these stories, be them verbal or visual, comes across as flat, uninspired and almost generic.... via JustLuxe.com

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