Mitch Landrieu explains how a question from old friend Wynton Marsalis spurred his reckoning with the city’s monuments on National Geographic’s America Inside Out with Katie Couric.
An exhibition at Prospect 4 is showcasing magnificent Mardi Gras costumes, collaged tape cases made by Louis Armstrong, and more. The post Jazz, Mardis Gras, and Musical History at the New Orleans Triennial appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Enjoy Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, crawfish po’ boys, king cake, jazz bands, beignets, and members of krewes on floats throwing all the strands of beads which you can handle catching, as you can save 20 percent on room rates at...Show More Summary
Following the release of their festival theme song "Ann Ale! (Let’s Go!)," Arcade Fire front-couple Win Butler and Régine Chassagne plus NOLA neighbors Preservation Hall Jazz Band hosted the first Krewe du Kanaval yesterday. The one-day party, named for the Haitian Creole term for pre-Lent celebration, is designed to be an annual tradition recognizing Haitian…
You can catch LL at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Friday, May 4. Continue reading…
Rodney Hood scored 30 points in his second game back from a lower leg bruise and the surging Utah Jazz extended its winning streak to six with a 133-109 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans
Ever since Arcade Fire leaders Win Butler and Régine Chassange moved to New Orleans, the city's cultural traditions have been trickling their way into the band's creative output. (Remember their Second Line for David Bowie?) Tomorrow that manifests itself in Krewe du Kanaval, a one-day festival Butler and Chassagne are putting on with Preservation Hall…
The lineup also includes Sturgill Simpson, Common, Jason Isbell, Big Freedia, Lucinda Williams, Calexico, Hiss Golden Messenger, and more. Continue reading…
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The typically massive lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival includes Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne,...
In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.
It's time to pack the suitcase and dig out the passport because we're taking another trip around the world's hottest music spots to seek out the cream of the underground crop. Today's trip is to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans where...Show More Summary
Rhapsody of Swing celebrates the rhythms and history of jazz. It’s set in a magic realist version of 1940s New Orleans where music is power. Historical figures like the iconic poet Langston Hughes inspired many of its characters, as did people from developer Cuaotemo Marquez’s life. “The story is really family-focused,” said Marquez in a phone […]
Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 108-98
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Earlier this year, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the New Orleans jazz trumpeter, released all three albums in the series that he's called The Centennial Trilogy. He's not done yet. Scott likes to call his style "stretch music" because it pulls from so many sources beyond jazz, and on a new track, he's proven just how…
The hauntingly beautiful "wailing" sounds of early New Orleans jazz clarinets, often featured in brass bands or jazz funerals, are one of the most distinctive instrument styles in American music. The unique sound begs the question: What's behind incredible their range of sound and tonal variety?
PORTLAND – Anthony Davis left Friday's loss to Utah early in the fourth quarter due to injury, with him writing in pain on the Jazz's home floor, appearing to hold his left side. Early this afternoon in Oregon, the four-time All-Star...Show More Summary
Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 41 points and powered the Utah Jazz's fourth-quarter rally in a 114-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis suffered a groin injury early in the fourth quarter against Utah on Friday night and is doubtful to return. The 6-foot-10 All-Star was boxing out Jazz forward Derrick Favors when he went down in a heap and in obvious pain.
On this week's episode, we travel to The Big Easy to talk with jazz luminaries Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield about their music, the New Orleans Pelicans, and more.