This month a horde of out-of-towners will descend on New Orleans for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. JazzFest celebrates traditional Louisiana culture and heritage and showcases some high-profile local acts while serving up a heaping mound of ultra-mainstream acts like Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, and Eric Clapton. Show More Summary
This week marked the start of this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. The 2014 theme is “journeys” and is inspired by the first steam train arriving in Canberra 100 years ago. The full list of events can be found online. The event lasts for 16 years and entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old [...]
More than a few years ago, Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters had a limited edition live recording. Also several sets from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have been released through JazzFest Live. Now Frenchman Street...Show More Summary
Bright sun shined on the paddock area of the New Orleans Fairgrounds as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrated the launch of its 45th iteration at the annual press party this morning. Producer/Director Quint Davis introduced...Show More Summary
Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Diabetes Community! While I have only a very small bit of Irish heritage flowing through my glucose-saturated blood, I do get into the St. Patrick’s Day festivities each year — enjoying some Irish beer, feasting on… The post Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Direct from a PWD in Ireland! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Shrimp heads aren't the only things turning green in Shanghai! This weekend celebrate your Irish heritage/get sauced until your face is greener than the Qingdao Coastline, at one or more of these five festive St. Paddy's Day bashes. [ more › ]
Simon and Garfunkel's headlining set at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was one of the most difficult two hours of Art Garfunkel's life. A couple of months earlier, he started to experience major vocal problems, and when he launched into the opening of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" he was barely able to squeeze out a note. Show More Summary
The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ran from February 6 to 17 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. The festival, a cornerstone of Black History Month in Los Angeles, opens the door to LA's thriving black community. Show More Summary
The people of Sindh province in the south of Pakistan, the site of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, are currently celebrating a festival to pay tribute to their rich and vast cultural heritage. The brainchild of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of...
Beat Nour Wali (Photo by Christiana O'Connell-Schizas) by Christiana O'Connell-Schizas Last month, 16-25 January, Saudi Arabia held its first “Jeddah Historic Area Festival” (‘Kunna Kida’). The executive director of the Saudi Commission...Show More Summary
Hundreds of people swarmed the ancient ruined city of Moenjodaro Saturday to attend an inaugural festival commemorating Pakistan's cultural heritage, days after experts warned the event endangered the UNESCO site. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari,...Show More Summary
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is returning this year for two weekends, April 25-27 and May 1-4, at the Fair Grounds Race Course. The lineup was just announced and it includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street...
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the more sprawling music festivals around. Like Coachella and Austin City Limits, it spans two weekends, but unlike those fests, the lineup doesn’t just repeat itself — all seven days of festivities feature a unique lineup. That means the event is in the same league as [...]
Today the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced its 2014 music lineup, including Eric Clapton, Robin Thicke, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Arcade Fire, which prompted music fans around the world to start making plans. Show More Summary
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Phish and Christina Aguilera are among the headliners of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest may also turn into a bit of a twerk fest with "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke also on the lineup. Show More Summary
AT THE recent Vancouver Writers Festival Joseph Boyden—black jeans, T-shirt, whiskery soul patch—could have been mistaken for an ageing rock star. In fact he is a Canadian novelist, of European and Ojibwa Indian heritage, who has become one of the foremost literary chroniclers of his country's aboriginal life. Show More Summary
After many years of support from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage for the annual Rhubarb Festival, which will celebrate its 35th year in February, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (which puts on the festival) received some bad news last month from the feds. Show More Summary
Dame beso mami BABYGIRL premiered about a year ago, but the indie gem has resurfaced in this week’s International Puerto Rican Heritage Festival. Pieced together by Irish director Macdara Vallely, the film centers on Lena, a young teen in NYC’s
Yesterday evening, The Gohan Society, a non-profit organization that works towards foster appreciation for Japan's culinary heritage through cooperation with chefs, held their third annual Aki Matsuri. The event was a celebration of Japanese cuisine and how it's taken shape in New York as well as an embrace of the fall season.
The Fall festival season is in full swing and the good folks at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival once again offer three days of free music in Lafayette Square. The full schedule is here. The event kicks of Friday afternoon with a headline performance by the legendary James Cotton. Show More Summary