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Critic's Notebook: Top 5 picks for Atlanta Jazz Fest

It's a bit of a drag being broke around Memorial Day as everyone splits town for some place fun and beachy, but we're not letting it get us down this year. The weather is incredibly gorgeous right here at home, and there's an incredible...Show More Summary

Scandal Rocks New Orleans Shiney New Jazz Market

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“With its inaugural public concert in late April, during Jazz Fest’s opening weekend, Mayfield’s Jazz Market joined Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and San Francisco’s SFJazz in the ranks of urban arts center buildings dedicated to jazz. The architecture is similar to SFJazz in appearance, right down to the lettering on its nameplate.”

The Indomitable Spirit Of New Orleans And The Revival Of The City Pt.2

Indeed it is about music but when you experience it in the ambiance of Jazz Fest, of New Orleans, it is about so much more than music. It’s about celebrating life.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015: Top 10 Acts of Weekend Two

Kristofer Lenz learns a lot about the Big Easy, music, and the limits of human endurance

Thoughts On New Orleans And Jazz

2 months 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

T.I.'s Sign Language Interpreter Brings Hip-Hop to a New Level at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 [VIDEO]

Rapper T.I. performed for an energetic crowd at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival over the weekend, but he wasn't the only star of the show. While the Atlanta rhymer was rocking the mic, a sign language interpreter on the side of the stage was getting all of the attention. Continue reading…

How a Style Star Accessorizes for a Music Festival

It's that time of year. Music festival time. I have been spying on the beautiful people attending Coachella and Jazz Fest via Instagram, which inspired this piece on jewelry dos and don'ts for festivals. Who better to turn to than New Orleans BFF and jewelry designer Ashley Porter, the creative force behind Porter Lyons. Show More Summary

Here's Lenny Kravitz Closing Out the New Orleans Jazz Fest

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Lenny Kravitz: just another celebrity/musician/supernatural being who seemingly reverse ages. Read more...

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...

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015: Top 10 Acts of Weekend One

Not even a nasty weather system could wash this festival's spirit away.

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

Rob Ryan, Stacking Brewskies At A Pitbull Concert

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

This picture comes to us from a reader who attended the Pitbull concert at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend. That’s New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, clutching two ice cold cans of liquid refreshment and living his best life. Read more...

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

Ageism, Lou Reed's Lulu, Madonna's Tongue and Jazz Fest

Image via InstagramLou Reed and Metallica’s ill-fated collaboration Lulu is a record we’d all like to forget exists. Critics panned it like crazy when it came out, smacking it around like negative-review batting practice. Some of the...Show More Summary

Shop Here: New Orleans

2 months agoFashion / Men's Fashion : Kempt

Jazz Fest is happening in New Orleans this weekend. Such jazz luminaries as Wilco, Ryan Adams and John Legend will perform... Okay, so maybe the event has expanded its scope in recent years. Whatever the case may be, we thought we’d do you a solid and point you in the direction of the best menswear destinations in NOLA...

The Fest announces 2015 lineup (Desaparecidos, Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Jazz June, Beach Slang, Restorations, more)

Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 31 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October...

Jazz fest starts with free Stevie Wonder concert

In case you miraculously haven’t heard about it by now, Stevie Wonder is coming to the Montreal Jazz Fest this year! His free concert, tonight at 9:30 at the GM stage (corner of St-Catherine and Jeanne-Mance), kicks off the festivities, and approximately 100,000 people are expected to attend. As the Gazette reports, despite the fact […]

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