Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Bruce Springsteen is the only person alive who has attended every single Bruce Springsteen concert. And in his expert opinion, one of the very best was at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Here Comes the Funny Tour, featuring comics Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Nick Swardson, is bound for the UNO Lakefront Arena on Dec. 8.
Monday, October 17, 2016
The members of Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes spent much of this week recording what will be their seventh album. After 15 years as a band, their collective mindset in the studio has evolved.
Options for live music in and around New Orleans for the week of Oct. 20-26 include a blues legend, a funk legend and a rising Americana music star.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Contemporary Nashville star Keith Urban's level of enthusiasm at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday night was evident in his shoulders. For most of the night, they were in constant motion. They shrugged, swayed and tilted from side to side as he…
Thursday, October 13, 2016
“One Note at a Time,” Renee Edwards’ documentary about musicians in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, makes its world premiere Sunday at the New Orleans Film Festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By 9 a.m. a sunny Saturday in June, it was already hot enough for the first festival attendees to cluster chairs and coolers under the trees that ringed a grassy clearing a half-hour northwest of Jackson, Mississippi.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Indio, California – Midway through the Rolling Stones’ opening night set at the inaugural Desert Trip festival last weekend, guitarist Keith Richards cracked, “It’s nice to be here. It’s nice to be anywhere.” That joke, he noted, is “an old one, b…
The last time forward-thinking country hitmaker/guitar ace Keith Urban passed through town, lightning and rain cut short his show at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Saturday, October 08, 2016
As the heated presidential race heated up even more Friday evening over reports of sexual bragging and improprieties by one of the candidates, the New Orleans Opera Association was presenting a work about one of the most sexually licentious charac…
Thursday, October 06, 2016
In 1976, Houston native Kenny Rogers released his debut solo album, “Love Lifted Me.” He and his trademark gray beard have remained pop culture fixtures ever since, thanks to smash country-pop singles — “The Gambler,” “Coward of the County,” “Lady…
Thursday, October 06, 2016
He was just a fictitious character, but “Don Juan” has become shorthand for a notorious womanizer. Written by Spanish dramatist Tirso De Molina around 1630, "Don Juan" was first performed as a stage play.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Country music couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill plan to kick off their 2017 Soul2Soul World Tour in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center in April.
Monday, October 03, 2016
Bassist Cullen Landry first played classic New Orleans rhythm & blues with the Jokers in the late 1950s, when he was a student at Jesuit High School. Nearly 60 years later, he’s still celebrating the music of his youth via Cullen Landry & …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The ghostly background figure on the cover of New Orleans singer and guitarist Luke Winslow-King’s 2014 album “Everlasting Arms” is Esther Rose. She was, at the time, his wife and a member of his band.
Producers of the 2016 Voodoo Festival in New Orleans’ City Park have released the full schedule for their upcoming music festival, with performance times and stage assignments. Festival-goers can now start plotting out their daily itinerary for th…
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
When Karina Canellakis makes her New Orleans debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra tonight, she'll have two starring roles: performer and conductor.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Beyoncé’s music and motives are often over-analyzed. She is, at her core, a pop artist not prone to politics or grand social statements.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., an accordionist, organist, singer and songwriter who, under the name Buckwheat Zydeco, championed traditional southwest Louisiana Creole dance music on the world stage, died early Saturday of lung cancer at Our Lady …
Friday, September 23, 2016
To Laurie Sapp of Metairie, going to Saints games can be a hassle — there’s traffic to fight, parking’s no picnic, and urban tailgating has little appeal.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
On Sept. 25, 2006, Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong stood on a stage erected at the 50-yard line prior to a Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons and intoned, “There is a house in New Orleans, they call…
Beyonce is on the short list of artists whose every release is hailed as a Major Cultural Moment. Her output is dissected and debated, even though she’s never pretended to be anything more than a pop star, albeit an incredibly talented and charism…
During a Sept. 16 concert in the Canadian city of Edmonton, country star Keith Urban spontaneously selected two young sisters from the audience to visit him onstage. He had no idea how the encounter with 14-year-old Hailey Benedict and her younger…
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
As the Crescent Chamber Artists prepare to open their second season at the Marigny Opera House on Saturday , “connectivity” is the underlying theme for a program of four song cycles titled “A Contemporary 4 Course.”
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Powered by frontwoman Brittany Howard’s deep-soul wail, Alabama Shakes broke out of Athens, Alabama, with their 2012 debut, “Boys & Girls.” They followed that success with 2015's more experimental "Sound & Color."
For Kerstin Anderson, the 22-year old college student plucked from her classes at Pace University to star in the touring production of “The Sound of Music,” the legacy of Maria von Trapp goes much deeper than the character made famous by Julie Andrews.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are going on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2017. That tour includes a Jan. 10 stop at the Smoothie King Center in Shorty's hometown. Jack Irons is also on the bill.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Producers of the 2016 Voodoo Fest in New Orleans have revealed the festival’s daily schedule. The Weeknd, G-Eazy and Kevin Gates will top the opening day line-up on Friday, Oct. 28, in City Park.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Rock ’n’ Bowl owner John Blancher has been hit up for gigs in many unexpected places — perhaps none more so than his cardiologist’s office.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A family outing tied to giving her 11-year-old son and his friend a history lesson on hip-hop turned into a disappointing experience for singer Solange Knowles when she says a group of white women demanded she sit during a conce…
Following a milestone year of anniversaries and a long-awaited return to its home venue, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 26th season in the Orpheum Theater on Thursday.
New Orleans trombonist and bandleader Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is among the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Heinz Awards. Honorees receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Cajun bandleader Bruce Daigrepont’s parents spoke French at home, so he grew up learning the language conversationally. But he was of little use to his daughters when they took French in school, as he didn’t know the linguistic and grammatical rul…
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The Dixie Chicks covered songs by Prince, Beyoncé, Patty Griffin, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and Ben Harper on Saturday at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center. But they soared highest as themselves.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Contemporary soul/R&B stars Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are bringing their co-headlining King and Queen of Hearts World Tour to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Dec. 1. Ro James is slated to open the show.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
During the unplugged portion of Maroon 5’s encore at a sold-out Smoothie King Center on Monday, singer Adam Levine asked audience members to temporarily stash their cellphones. He said he hoped to engineer “an analog moment of sorts. I promise you…