“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” – Louis Armstrong
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Relish a lineup of favorite songs and dreamy costumes in a live stage production of "THE LITTLE MERMAID" at Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, Friday-Sunday. $44 with discounts for students and seniors. (504) 461-94…
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mid-July in New Orleans means a second round of patriotic parties with red, white and blue decorations, and lots of food. But this time, it’s all in honor of France. Bastille Day, or French National Day, is on July 14.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
For New Orleanians, the first real bite of July heat marks the beginning of the “dog days of summer” in much the same way as in ancient Rome “dog days” were marked by the ascension of Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
Monday, July 03, 2017
The flash and bang of exploding fireworks are among the earliest memories of Adam Spiegel and Jackie Johnson — Spiegel in the sugar cane fields near his boyhood home in White Castle and Johnson on the manicured blue-green lawns of Marrero.
Monday, July 03, 2017
“As a rapper,” Chance the Rapper said during his Sunday night headlining set at the 2017 Essence Festival, “you’ve got to have smooth transitions.”
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan and Jill Scott performed on Saturday, July 1, 2017, the second day of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
Saturday, July 01, 2017
As Diana Ross and her band negotiated her disco-era hit “Upside Down” on the 2017 Essence Festival’s opening night, she addressed the upper decks of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: “Can you feel the music up there?”
Friday, June 30, 2017
On Thursday evening, New Orleans rap mogul Percy “Master P” Miller stood at center court in Xavier University’s Convocation Center as city officials sang his praises.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Growing up in Treme, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his boyhood pals would sneak off to follow second-lines to a funeral home on North Rampart Street.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The celebrations start early with FIREWORKS ON THE NORTH SHORE: 7 p.m. Friday in Bogue Falaya Park, Covington; 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday on the Mandeville Lakefront (both free); and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in Slidell Heritage Park ($10).
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Oyu Oro Experimental Dance Ensemble returns to New Orleans courtesy of the Ashe Cultural Center, presenting two nights of Afro-Cuban dancing with conga drums and other percussion.
The 2017 Satchmo Summerfest roster includes festival first-timers Nicholas Payton, Stephanie Jordan and the Pin Stripe Brass Band, plus Ellis Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Jeremy Davenport, Leroy Jones, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott, Charmaine Neville a…
As the 23rd Essence Festival takes over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this weekend, some questions remain.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience co-director Sig Greenebaum has resigned from the festival to join video game developer Blizzard Entertainment as the head of global live events for Overwatch League, a professional esports league.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Organizers of the Krewe of Kolossos 4th of July Boat Regatta on Bayou St. John have decided against holding the popular boat parade this July 4 because of increasingly large crowds and the mess they often leave behind them.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Producer Quint Davis had hoped the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest’s forced move from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans would reverse a two-year trend of declining attendance.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Even for someone skilled in the art of selling pre-planned stage banter as “spontaneous,” Blake Shelton seemed genuinely awed to find himself in a space as vast as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Miranda Lambert looked a lot different at the conclusion of her Saturday night show at the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest than she did at the same festival two years ago.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn and Miranda Lambert headline the first night of the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Small bites and wine spritzers are new at the New Orleans Greek Festival this weekend, but old favorites like baklava and boating on the bayou? Those aren't going anywhere.
When Thomas Rhett looks back at 2017, the milestones will include his third album, two new daughters and, as of this weekend, his first-ever show in a domed stadium.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Neither sunburn nor storms will plague the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest. After seven sometimes rainy, always hot years at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the country mega-concert moves into the climate-controlled confines of New Orleans’ Mercedes-B…
The sounds of New Orleans brass and jazz will reverberate under the Interstate 10 overpass along North Claiborne Avenue during the long Memorial Day weekend’s second annual Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Around the dining room of Picayune Social House you’ll spot people reading the paper, and even walking around the room to check out different editions. But instead of digging into the news of the day, they’re actually peering back into the past.
Rising stars on the music stages, a greater variety of local food and art vendors, a courtesy parking shuttle bus and a new New Orleans-bred beer sponsor are all on tap for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, which returns to the banks of Bayou St. John …
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The organizer of the upcoming Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival said the impact of a new city ordinance raising permit fees for nonprofit events was at one point so severe that he considered charging admission to his festival for the first time in …
During the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's first weekend, I lost my driver’s license at the Fair Grounds. I didn’t realize this until an anonymous Good Samaritan — one of this year’s approximately 425,000 attendees — mailed it to my …
The 2017 Satchmo Summerfest is going home. After one year at Jackson Square, the festival will return to its traditional location on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint, organizers announced Thursday.
It’s not easy to upstage hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, especially at one of his own shows. But after his New Orleans Jazz Festival performance, it’s a video of a sign language interpreter, not the rapper himself, that has gone viral, according to a report.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Saturday's annual Magazine Street CHAMPAGNE STROLL means live music, Champagne, gallery openings and more along the historic shopping corridor, sponsored by the Magazine Street Merchants Association. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. magazinestreet.com
Sunday, May 07, 2017
The old and new schools of New Orleans music closed out the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at opposite ends of the Fair Grounds on Sunday evening.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Fans had to wait a whole year to hear Stevie Wonder at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Then he made them wait a few minutes more.
Singer Topsy Chapman doesn’t send out press releases or chat up music critics. “I’m kinda incognito,” she said. “I want to work, but I don’t want a lot of attention.”
As Jazz Fest bears down on its final weekends, the weather continued to be near perfection. Here are some of the best photos from the Fair Grounds on Saturday.
Friday, May 05, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is built to run when it rains. But the festival runs a whole lot better when it doesn’t.
Lil Charles Taylor, longtime big chief of the White Cloud Hunters, dazzled the crowd Friday at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in his violet Mardi Gras Indian suit, adorned with three-dimensional patches of butterflies.
With wild weather a thing of the past, Jazz Fest settled in for its second Friday at the Fair Grounds under be skies and with perfect weather. here are some of the top photos from the day's action.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Following the previous night’s deluge and a surprise shower in the morning, proper footwear was essential Thursday at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Waterproof boots – shrimp or hiking – were the sensible choice.