Producers of the 2018 French Quarter Festival have revealed its daily roster. That roster features 33 acts who will make their French Quarter Fest debut this year, including Cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard, legendary New Orleans funk/soul …
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Rapper and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J has joined the roster of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. He'll perform at the Fair Grounds on the festival's second Friday, May 4.
Friday, January 26, 2018
At least one prominent local name is missing from the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival roster: Dr. John.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
It's gonna get "Nasty" in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this summer: Janet Jackson is coming back to the Essence Festival.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tuesday’s unveiling of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival line-up was not just a big deal for music fans. It was also momentous for Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis and his staff.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
If all goes according to plan, Aerosmith, Anita Baker, Sting, Jack White, Jimmy Buffett, Charlie Wilson and Beck will plug in at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is slated to preside over his fourth annual "Treme Threauxdown" concert at the Saenger Theatre on April 28, the first Saturday of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Get wigged out Friday — in a good way! The BIG WIG BALL, benefit for the New Orleans Opera Association, offers sweets, Champagne, music, a raffle and a wig contest to crown New Orleans' official "Big Wig 2018." Wig required. $50 and up. 7 p.m., Op…
Sunday, January 07, 2018
At first blush, it seems to be a pink-a-palooza of a party, but Friday's BLUSH BALL — A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE is the Pussyfooters marching group's signature event to raise funds for Metro Center for Women and Children, with costumes, music, perform…
Need to hear big engines roar? Head to MONSTER JAM Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. VIP Pit Party tickets available for early admission, with a same-day ticket. $15 and up. monsterjam.com.
Get in the spirit of the season Friday and Saturday with the free FAMILY GRAS, the Jefferson Parish celebration of Carnival, with Excalibur and Caesar parades and music including Cyndi Lauper, Imagination Movers and Deacon John. Mardi Gras Plaza, …
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Endymion's SAMEDI GRAS (Fat Saturday) has been called by some the world’s largest block party. The captain and riding celebrities arrive around 3 p.m. with the parade rolling at 4:15 p.m.
"BEETHOVEN MEETS THE WILD WEST" in two Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concerts featuring Rossini's "William Tell Overture," made famous as the theme from "The Lone Ranger"; selections from Aaron Copland's "Rodeo" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 6 …
SWEETARTS 2018 is the Contemporary Arts Center's gala fundraiser under the banner "Art Unfolds," with art and entertainment, cuisine and cocktails, auction and more. Late Night Party continues in the CAC Warehouse. Gala $100 and up. Late Night $50…
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Three weeks before the first rider steps aboard a Mardi Gras parade float, a different kind of ride happens — the ultimate streetcar ride.
In the paranormal realm of TV’s “Supernatural,” being murdered in Season 12 doesn’t mean the witch Rowena MacLeod can’t reappear in Season 13. In some form or another, she’ll be back.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Just a week ago, Solomon Group employees were hard at work in their vast warehouse on Jefferson Highway. The smell of sawdust and paint permeated the air as a woman purposefully pushed a steel platform truck across the concrete floor and two men i…
The symphony in the sky and the fleur-de-lis drop are the official city celebrations for New Year's Eve. But leading up to the big moment, the young and the young-at-heart will find plenty of ways to greet 2018. Here are some highlights.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Glimmering colored lights and festive gatherings are the hallmarks of this time of year. In New Orleans, decorations can be found everywhere, from a massive, elegant paddlewheeler, to a modest Bywater shotgun, to a cozy nightclub where spirits and…
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday, December 09, 2017
What do you give the one on your Christmas list who makes you feel like the most wonderful person in the world? What do you give the one who challenges you daily to prove it?
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Like many kids this holiday season, the Arnold brothers will have their picture taken with Santa Claus. But it won’t happen in the middle of a crowded shopping center. Simon, 10, and Henry, 8, will stand in front of the shimmering waters of an aqu…
The roster for the 2018 Buku Music + Art Project boasts producer Bassnectar, Atlanta rap trio Migos, indie-rock band MGMT, fast-rising contemporary R&B/soul singer SZA and Australian deejay Alison Wonderland.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
This month, visitors and locals can hear special holiday sets from world-class performers in one of the country’s oldest cathedrals. Ellis Marsalis kicked off a free holiday concert series hosted by the St. Louis Cathedral on Dec. 2. Nine concerts…
Miles away from the major holiday festivities and busy shopping corridors, a maritime Christmas celebration will capture the magic and merriment of the season, sailor style: with a fleet of yachts festooned with sparkling lights and acrobatic padd…
The Americana-leaning music roster for the 2018 Hogs for the Cause barbecue competition boasts country band the Turnpike Troubadours, jam band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, contemporary bluegrass band the Steeldrivers, outlaw country singer Tyler C…
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Shopping locally helps employ neighbors and keeps dollars close to home. But many local businesses take it a step further by dedicating a portion of proceeds from some sales to good causes, from music to education to animal welfare.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
On a clear mid-November morning, a buoyant yet focused Mary Ellen Miller strode through a section of City Park’s Botanical Garden, deftly answering questions from her decorating crew along the way. The group was setting up the entertainment tent f…
Thursday, November 23, 2017
When you think of the beloved holiday classic "The Nutcracker," you probably don’t think electric violin, back flips, pink hair and sneakers.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The documentary filmmaker Les Blank, who died in 2013, left behind a body of work celebrating American roots culture, food and music.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Are you a fan of fine wine? There's a bottle out there that could be yours for nearly the same price as a condo in the French Quarter.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Every house can be a haunted house as the Crescent City gears up for Halloween with a variety of decorations, from spooky to silly. Photographer Shawn Fink roamed the city like a lost soul, capturing the spirit of the season with his cameras.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Exiting City Park on Sunday night at the conclusion of the 2017 Voodoo Experience, I encountered three young women in their early 20s. Two were recent transplants to New Orleans; the third was here visiting her sister.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
The 2017 Voodoo Experience opened at City Park’s Festival Grounds on Friday to picture-perfect Halloween weekend weather: mild and sunny with a chance of zombies.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
At 14,000 square feet and 30,000 square feet, the Mortuary Haunted Mansion and House of Shock are two of the biggest haunted houses in the Greater New Orleans area.