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Crooked Road releases live recordings from 2015 MOMH

The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, has released a set of live recordings captured during the 2015 Mountains of Music Homecoming, the first year of their 10 day traveling festival with concerts and folk arts demonstrations at more than 25 locations in southwestern Virginia. […]

Falls Church Host the Blues June 10-12

2 months agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival returns to the City of Falls, Church Virginia starting on Friday June 10 and running through June 12. Presented by The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, the weekend has programs for hard core blues...Show More Summary

Raymond Myles and the Rocky Road to Redemption

"Didn't it rain, children/didn't it rain" -- Mahalia Jackson The storm that swamped last month's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival forced cancellations by Stevie Wonder, Beck and other luminaries. But Grammy-winning producer, A&R...Show More Summary

Cinco por Cinco: 5 Fun Facts About Cinco de Mayo

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

There is a lot more to the annual springtime celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture in the United States than the many margarita-soaked festivities that ensue all over the nation.

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 Wraps With Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jon Batiste and Tributes In the Rain

There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dr. John, Closing Down Acura Stage in the Rain Photo...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

Elvis Costello Rocks Out For New Orleans Jazz Fest Weekend 2

For the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Thursday, headliner Elvis Costello sported the sartorial splendor of a purple hat with a button picturing the late Allen Toussaint front and center. Elvis Costello Photo by Adam McCullough Musical...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...

Marijuana is kosher for Passover

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Apparently some Ashkenazi Jews of central or eastern European heritage consider cannabis to be in the category of food that's prohibited during Passover, the festival that begins tonight. However Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a recognized leader in Orthodox Judaism, ruled that it's actually fine to use weed for medical purposes during Passover. Show More Summary

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

Scenes from 2016 Jeddah Historical Festival

The 3rd annual KUNNA KIDA, Arabic for "We were like this," just concluded its ten day run in Jeddah's oldest district, the historic area called Al Balad, which in 2014 was named a UNESECO World Heritage site. I had a fabulous time the evening I went with a group of about ten friends and two guides. Show More Summary

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