Producers of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest have pushed back the release of the highly anticipated talent roster for next spring's 50th anniversary celebration to January.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
The 2019 Buku Music + Art Project will present Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates and Dog Blood, an electronic dance music collaboration between Skrillex and Boyz Noize, among dozens more.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
That persistent 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest rumor about the band with the multiword name that starts with “R”? It is absolutely true.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival roster, as of this writing, remains a mystery. But a pair of more modest springtime events, Hogs for the Cause and Family Gras, rolled out their rosters this week.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The chances of a white Christmas are slight (hey, it has happened before), but the holidays are sure to be merry and bright with a sleigh-full of activities happening around the New Orleans area, starting this weekend.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Audubon Zoo was deserted on a recent wintry afternoon, as temperatures hovered in the mid-40s. Yet something special was happening.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival returned to Louis Armstrong Park on Saturday and Sunday, bringing 14 gumbos from 10 vendors.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Does a kerfuffle over the WWOZ Brass Pass program hint that something very special, and very different, is on tap for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival?
Friday, November 09, 2018
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience officially crashed to a close at 9 p.m. Sunday as the final notes of the Arctic Monkeys’ “R U Mine?” echoed across City Park’s Festival Grounds.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Prepared with latex gloves and a blue towel, 66-year-old Melanie Dawson-Walker visits Dollar Tree to purchase artificial pink roses for her mother’s grave at Providence Memorial Park in Metairie.
Monday, October 29, 2018
The 20th anniversary Voodoo Music + Arts Experience wound down Sunday with what felt like the day after the big blowout. It had its moments, but the headliners weren’t as big, the audience was smaller, and many in attendance were likely worn out f…
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Perfect festival weather greeted the second day of 2018’s 20th anniversary Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park. So did the site's omnipresent mud, freshly churned by thousands of feet, remaining from rain earlier in the week.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
The Beatles got patted down at the main entrance to the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park on Friday afternoon. But costumed in the band's brilliantly colored satin uniforms from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” era, the four f…
The 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has instituted more stringent security policies than in previous years.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hugely popular rapper Childish Gambino has canceled his scheduled Saturday headlining set on the main stage at the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins is the Forrest Gump of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Glamour galore! Check out photos from New Orleans Film Festival's red carpet. The festival continues through Oct. 25 with screenings at multiple locations and parties.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
A zombie with a disfigured, bloody face staggers down a dark, wooded path. A sinister clown carrying a red balloon skips across an empty field. And as three adults creep past a heap of architectural ruins, a crimson demon with twisted horns lunges…
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Adding musical flavor to Emeril Lagasse Foundation Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2018 will be Americana/roots bands and musicians Railroad Earth, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilli Mae and the Honey Island Swamp Band.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
If nothing else, the tricentennial celebrations this year have given New Orleans plenty of opportunities to look at itself.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Diamond Rio and Kellie Pickler headline the country-music KENNER FREEDOM FEST at Williams Boulevard and the lake, starting 2 p.m. Sunday. Also: kids activities, food and a fireworks finale. The fest is free; parking is $5.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Fried chicken is obviously the main dish at the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s. But the free festival will also serve up a buffet of local music in Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 22-23.
There are events celebrating queer pride in most major American cities. So why, exactly, do tourists fly across the country and around the world — many returning each year — to Southern Decadence?
If you find yourself among the upward of 200,000 Southern Decadence revelers in the French Quarter this weekend, remember that you’re not just participating in one of the most raucous street parties in New Orleans.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
If there’s any question that New Orleans has one of the most radically vibrant, diverse and flat-out outrageous queer art scenes in the country, look no further than a group show at the Oleander Gallery, 1000 Royal St. in the French Quarter this weekend.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
In all its color, celebration, and controversy, the history of Southern Decadence over the past five decades is the history of New Orleans' LGBT community.
Friday, August 10, 2018
The RED DRESS RUN takes to the French Quarter with a flock of rosy frocks and loads of fun. The Hash House Harriers charity event kicks off at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St., at 9 a.m. Saturday. $45 and up.
Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the last damaged New Orleans public library is finally back. Celebrate at NORA NAVRA LIBRARY'S GRAND OPENING, 1209 St. Bernard Ave., with food, giveaways and more, beginning 11 a.m. Saturday.
Friday, July 20, 2018
The LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW DEER, DUCK & FISHING EXPO is the largest in the state, complete with celebrities, vendors, seminars and more, Friday through Sunday. $12, $6 ages 6-12. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. louisianasportsmanshow.com.
Northshore Harbor Center's NORTHSHORE FAMILY FUN DAY is a great summer celebration with family fun, music, vendors, a firetruck, obstacle course, characters and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. (985) 781-3650. no…
Friday, July 13, 2018
Allons Enfants! The BASTILLE DAY FÊTE has music, dancing, food, films puppets and more in a celebration of the storming of the French prison that marked a turning point in that nation's revolution. 6 p.m. Friday, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Colli…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Standing on the floor of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night, Ed Lewis took a moment to ponder the 2018 Essence Festival’s success.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Some people think of July in New Orleans as a quiet month — a stretch that leaves the city feeling less populated. For centuries, our ancestors fled summer nuisances like malaria and yellow fever. Even today, many decamp for vacations to points no…
Friday, July 06, 2018
Thursday, July 05, 2018
When rapper and actress Queen Latifah shot scenes for the hit movie comedy “Girls Trip” during the 2016 Essence Festival, many seats in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome were empty.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Murder, mayhem and a trio of witches are all in store as "Macbeth" unfolds on stage, part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University.
Music, food and fireworks mark the SLIDELL HERITAGE FESTIVAL Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Entertainment by the New Orleans Mystics — Days of Motown, 7 Bridges — Ultimate Eagles Experience and Bag of Donuts following the 9 p.m. fireworks. No food or…
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day this evening at the COPELAND'S CHICKEN JAM, a benefit to fight cancer, with live music, food vendors kids' activities and more. 5 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. $12 advance, $15 doo…