As far as Quint Davis was concerned, the Bayou Country Superfest would have remained at Baton Rouge’s Tiger Stadium, where it was launched in 2010, indefinitely.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sept. 17 is halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate all things Celtic in the Crescent City than attend an Irish Festival deep in the heart of New Orleans’ Irish Channel?
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Poison Ivory remembers one of the first times she stepped onstage, just four years ago, as an inexperienced burlesque performer in New York, at the weekly “Le Scandal” cabaret show.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Whether you love them roasted, fried, grilled or slurped straight from the shell, for New Orleanians, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy fresh oysters.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Luxurious Louisiana seafood, live music, demonstrations and activities for kids were on the menu at the Louisiana Seafood Festival at the City Park Festival Grounds.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
This year’s Southern Decadence features some things old, some things new, some things borrowed and something red, white and blue — and purple, the official four colors of the 45th annual party often dubbed the “gay Mardi Gras.”
Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Andy Griffith always denied that his hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina was the model for Mayberry, the fictional location of "The Andy Griffith Show."
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Monday, August 08, 2016
Saturday, August 06, 2016
The annual Whitney White Linen Night, which began as a fundraiser for contemporary art center, kicks off the gallery season. When the first White Linen Night took place in 1994, it was conceived as a respite from the misery of a New Orleans summer.
Pete Fountain, the iconic traditional jazz clarinetist whose sweet sound and merry spirit personified New Orleans for millions of fans, died early Saturday after a decade of declining health. He was 86.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
New Orleans may still be in the thick of summer, but fall events are already gearing up and one popular food and drink festival today began its “early bird” ticket deal.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
More than 2,000 women, from the greater New Orleans area and around the United States, are expected to take to the stage and the streets this weekend as part of the sixth annual FestiGals, a uniquely feminine festival that celebrates both women an…
Hogs for the Cause, an annual charity barbecue cook-off and music festival that benefits families with children fighting brain cancer, announced Wednesday that its event will be moving from City Park to the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds next year.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs made a classic miscalculation to open his Essence Festival-closing set Sunday: He believed his own awesomeness was enough to make the audience swoon.
On Saturday, in a wildly popular take on the centuries-old Spanish tradition of El Encierro, or The Running of the Bulls, more than 200 gleeful, bat-wielding be-horned roller derby girls will pursue thousands of willing victims along a mile-long c…
Sunday, July 03, 2016
To conclude his typically crowd-pleasing set Saturday at the 2016 Essence Festival, Charlie Wilson sang an a cappella version of his contribution to the Kanye West single “Bound 2.” He very nearly had to do his entire show similarly alone and unplugged.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
On the first night of the 2016 Essence Festival, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds went for a run, the members of New Edition sweated to their own oldies, and Maxwell was on time.
Friday, July 01, 2016
It was 1934, and a former burlesque theater in New York had just been repurposed to become the Apollo Theater, allowing African-Americans for the first time to grace its stage.
Drivers should be patient as the 2016 Essence Festival, which is expected to draw 400,000 attendees, causes heavy traffic in the French Quarter and Central Business District this weekend, city officials said Thursday.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Since the first official celebration of the Fourth of July in Philadelphia in 1777, America has celebrated its Independence Day with parades, music, and fireworks. Between picnics, concerts, and fireworks shows, New Orleans has its fair share and …
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Rain came to the second weekend of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest, so crowds didn’t. As a result, overall attendance for the 2016 festival was down from the previous year’s total.Approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates of the Fair Gr…
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Just as one festival shuts down in the Crescent City, another one springs up. Be in that number for the inaugural Treme Art & Music Festival from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Louis Armstrong Park.
The draws of New Orleans Jazz Fest are legendary: a respite in the Gospel Tent to catch a bit of shade and hear the choirs and singers. A steaming, dark brown bowl of pheasant and duck gumbo or gooey cheese-filled crawfish bread.
Before the Allen Toussaint tribute Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s Gentilly Stage, a photo of the honoree appeared on the big video screens flanking the stage. Toussaint looked sharp and grinned broadly.He seemed to be smili…
Monday, May 02, 2016
Both Stevie Wonder and Beck found their way to the French Quarter for a bit of fun Saturday night after thunderstorms washed out their scheduled shows at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.