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Neal Walk, Former NBA Player, Dies at 67

Neal Walk, a former NBA big man who played for the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans (now Utah) Jazz and New York Knicks, died Sunday at a Phoenix hospital. He was 67. Paul Coro of AZCentral reported that Walk had been in poor health for some time. Show More Summary

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Boarding House in New Orleans, Louisiana

Published in a 1929 issue of the New Yorker, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Short Autobiography," chronicles life in a way most appropriate to the inventor of the Jazz Age: as a series of cocktails. According to this "autobiography," the Big...Show More Summary

Video: Cee-Lo Green – Music To My Soul

In the latest clip from his upcoming Heart Blanche album, Cee-Lo joins in a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral procession. Pre-order the album now ahead of its November 13th release. Previously: Cee-Lo – Sign of the Times (Animated Video)

Benny Goodman -- Clarinet

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

When you hear the phrase, "New Orleans jazz," what three instruments immediately come to mid? That's right: cornet, trombone, and clarinet. In those early jazz combos, the clarinet provided a soaring, high register obbligato that enhanced, and, in the hands of the amazing Sidney Bechet, challenged... [ read more ]

Marcia Ball: Still excited about the music

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Looking back some 15 years, blues singer and pianist m: Marcia Ball says the old San Diego Street Scene was one of her favorite gigs on her calendar each year. Modeled after jny: New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Street Scene featured jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun, Creole, zydeco... [ read more ]

SPONSORED POST, : Beauty Beyond Bourbon Street: A NOLA Garden District Walking Tour

In New Orleans, it's not uncommon for an impromptu jazz performance to break out on the street with music and dancing echoing around the block. The city hosts festivals every month of the year highlighting the food, culture, and...

Photos: Through tears and cheers, New Orleans honors victims 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

Residents and visitors of New Orleans, surrounded by the sound of church bells and jazz music, marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, remembering victims of the storm and celebrating the region's resiliency. Continue...Show More Summary

On 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Former New Orleans Resident Questions African-American Leaders Siding With Climate Deniers

This is a guest post by Evlondo Cooper, senior fellow with the Checks and Balances Project, cross-posted with permission.  New Orleans has many nicknames: The Crescent City, The Birthplace of Jazz, and The Big Easy. It’s also my hometown...Show More Summary

George W. Bush Displays Some Serious Dance Moves During Trip To New Orleans

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Former President George W. Bush showed off some serious dance moves during a stop in New Orleans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As you can see in the video above, Bush got down to some jazz music while in Louisiana. Show More Summary

The Birthplace of American Music Has Been Handed Over to Real-Estate Speculators

When the U.S. lost the home of jazz to flood, it sold it to private speculators. The first time I saw New Orleans, I entered an empty city. The streets were marked with chalky streaks of salt and toxins left behind by the waters that had filled them; the stench of rotten things filled the air. Show More Summary

How New Orleans Culture Asserted Itself After Katrina

“When I first got to New Orleans after the flood I was stunned first by just how much had been destroyed, and then later by just how little I knew. I’d been writing about jazz for 20 years. Yet I was profoundly ignorant about what it means to have a living music, one that flows […]

10 Years after Katrina, New Orleans Is More Vibrant than Ever Before

I made my first trip to New Orleans in late July, a month shy of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. While waiting to board my flight at JFK, my thoughts drifted to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra performance I'd seen earlierShow More Summary

Utah Jazz sign Jeff Withey

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. Withey (7-0, 222, Kansas) spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.0 points on 52.3 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 0.72 blocks in 9.9 minutes over 95 career games (four starts). He scored 10-plus [...]

CT, Zoot And Friends In New Orleans, 1969

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

As mentioned in Rifftides from time to time, many who attended or played in the original New Orleans Jazz Festival remember it as an example of what a jazz festival can be. The 1968 and 1969 editions of JazzFest were intimate compared with what later became the Jazz And Heritage Festival, a massive Crescent City […]

Sister Kate's "Black Bottom"?

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Body slaps, high kicks, and costumes that looked like bathing suits. JOE LAMBERT There's no real consensus about where the "black bottom" started: New Orleans, Nashville, and Detroit have all laid claim to the jazz dance. Musician and...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Jason Terry Chooses Houston Rockets Over New Orleans Pelicans And Utah Jazz

Jason Terry is heading back to the Houston Rockets. Jason Terry agreed to terms with the Rockets today, source confirmed. RealGM reported first. Terry agreed to vet minimum deal. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 19, 2015 RealGM is reporting that Terry has agreed to re-sign with the Rockets to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Show More Summary

Destination: New Orleans

An idiosyncratic mélange of Native American, African, French, and Spanish cultures, New Orleans venerates voodoo queens, jazz musicians, and enterprising chefs. The defining civic characteristic: resilience.

Ben Jaffe guides the widening world of New Orleans’ historic Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Under Jaffe’s leadership, Preservation Hall has crossed over into the pop and rock world, hitting the festival circuit and collaborating with such bands as My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire.

Where Can You Afford To Live As An Artist? Here’s Why New Orleans Ranks No. 1

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

So, what’s a poor, pragmatic artist to do? According to a new study from the personal finance website SmartAsset, they should consider moving to New Orleans. The birthplace of jazz has much more than just music: it has the best affordability-to-culture ratio out of the 187 largest cities in the United States. Also, beignets.

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