At this past year’s Coachella festival, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, the only heritage rappers on the whole weekend’s bill, came out to a loud mid-afternoon reception on one of the two main stages. But when they told the crowd that they’d be performing all of Rae’s 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, I don’t […]
Last weekend The Salisbury Museum came alive for the 25th Festival of Archaeology with re-enactors, archaeologists and thousands of visitors getting hands-on with heritage. Some of the biggest names in British archaeology gave talksShow More Summary
Pebble Beach might sell more million dollar cars, Villa d'Este might be more exclusive, but the Goodwood Festival of Speed is without a shadow of doubt, the largest celebration of motoring's heritage on Planet Earth. It is the only event...Show More Summary
Mazda’s motorsport heritage is being honored at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, currently taking place on the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England, and tragically one of the automaker’s legendary race cars has suffered a crash at the event. The car is a four-rotor prototype racer that competed in the 1989 24...
In recognition of Mazda’s racing heritage, a spectacular 40-metre sculpture featuring two racing cars, takes the top spot at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Inspired by Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy, as well as Danese Milano’s elegantly curved Ameland paper knife designed by Enzo Mari, Jerry Judah’s interpretation of Kodo combines 418 steel beams, each […]
It's that lovely time of year... when a large group of motoring and speed obsessed folks trek to the very large lawn of one Lord March in the south of England. It's time for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and this year Mazda will be sharing a large share of the spotlight. The automaker's motorsports heritage is being featured and honored...
I was at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival last weekend. Bantam is where the original Jeep was designed and made before it was bought by AMC. Jeep fans from all over come to this event. There is a section for military Jeeps and there I met Edward Maurer. Show More Summary
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
Festival weaves a rich tapestry of events.
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 [...]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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.
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 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...
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
"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 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