The Rev. Bill Miller, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, has made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and such sacred sites as Patrick Mountain in Ireland and the Scottish isle of Iona.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ask Shamarr Allen if he really believes New Orleans is, as the opening track on his new “True Orleans” albums declares, “The Greatest Place in the World,” and he’ll laugh at you.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a plethora of major concerts from the Superdome to the Smoothie King Center to the Civic and Joy theaters.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, self-described as "the queen" and "the gangster," concluded the New Orleans stop of their On the Run II tour the same way they opened it: holding hands, presenting a unified front.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The similarities between smart, socially aware, multifaceted indie rock band Portugal. The Man and swaggering ‘80s arena rockers Van Halen are not immediately apparent.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Long before Trombone Shorty certified the trombone’s viability as a lead instrument for a rock band with arena ambitions, MuleBone mounted a similar effort.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a Texas troubadour, an eclectic, Grammy-winning alternative rock band and a first-ever collaboration between two of the city’s best drummers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
On Sept. 24, 2016, Beyonce brought her eye-popping Formation World Tour to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All 45,000 or so available tickets sold out, breaking the box office record for gross sales for a concert at the Dome.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Just about everybody was at "Big" Jude Briscoe’s celebratory pre-game tailgate party Sunday, except Big Jude himself.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Eric Lindell specializes in an especially agreeable brand of Gulf Coast boogie ‘n’ soul flecked with country, blues and other flavors, a rustic blend he steeped in New Orleans.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a birthday jam for a popular old-school funk/R&B deejay and two different takes on Appalachian music.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
For 20 years, keyboardist John “Papa” Gros has exported New Orleans music to Japan, first with the late Snooks Eaglin, then with George Porter Jr. and his own band, Papa Grows Funk.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Krewe of Endymion's 2019 Endymion Extravaganza in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will feature Lionel Richie, Flo Rida and Chicago.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a rock-leaning jam band, a first-rate “boogaloo” jazz combo and a legendary singer-songwriter on his final tour.
Kyle Ridley, a young guitarist from New Orleans, had lived in New York City for only a few weeks when a doo-wop group singing in the subway stopped him in his tracks.
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.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
That Nicki Minaj materialized at Lil Wayne's fourth annual Lil WeezyAna Fest homecoming on Saturday was a surprise.
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Orleans rapper Renetta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe co-stars in the current No. 1 song in the country, even though she died nearly eight years ago in a notorious double homicide.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee and dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling found common ground during their co-headlining orchestral concert on August 22 at Champions Square. And it wasn’t just in the Ozzy Osbourne/Sia mash-up that concluded the night.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The options for live music this week include an ageless crooner, a local rap star and a double shot of classic arena rock.
Naughty Professor, the jazz-funk sextet formed by Loyola University jazz studies students in 2010, recently notched a major professional milestone: Their first tour of Europe.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Superstar rapper Drake spiked his current hits “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What” with New Orleans flavor by going directly to the source: local producer Adam “BlaqNmilD” Pigott.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was not from New Orleans. But that didn’t make her ineligible for a memorial second-line parade Thursday night in the Treme neighborhood.
Aretha Franklin's father, the flashy religious orator Rev. Clarence LaVaughn "C.L." Franklin, was a rock star in the gospel world. He was also a close friend of Mahalia Jackson, the New Orleanian deemed the greatest gospel singer of them all.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Guitarist Leo Nocentelli recently acquired a new piece of home decor of which he is quite fond: a bronze Gramophone.
Options for live music in New Orleans this week include an acclaimed Americana duo, a double bill of dramatic, orchestral rock, and a veteran reggae singer.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include an unconventional rap star, a veteran contemporary R&B singer and a three-pack of rock bands from the ’80s and ’90s.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Perhaps not surprising for a singer who came of age with soul/R&B band L.T.D. in the 1970s, Jeffrey Osborne is unabashedly old-school in his musical tastes.
For evidence of Tank & the Bangas’ ever-growing national profile, look no further than the nearest newsstand (should you succeed in finding one).
Sunday, August 05, 2018
All those hours Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds spent sculpting his body couldn't strengthen the one small part of his anatomy he depends on the most: his vocal cords.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The first word on Galactic’s 1996 debut album belonged to Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the hits,” he intoned in his knowing, sandpapered drawl. “And if you're from outta town ... wel…
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a venerable gospel group, a local bluesman celebrating a birthday and a ’70s power-pop band that scored a hit with a Fats Domino song.
Kirasu, a self-described “music, science and visual arts experience inspired by a kind of divine physics hidden behind everything familiar,” is as much a philosophy as it is a band.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Blancher family rolls out its new, multi-million-dollar Rock ‘N’ Bowl de Lafayette in downtown Lafayette this week.
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.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a contemporary bluegrass star, a British contemporary pop crooner and a spoof hair metal band.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Emotion was in short supply during the first hour of Janet Jackson’s festival-closing set Sunday at the Essence Festival. She was poised and playful but largely dispassionate. The presentation was all about the beat, the bass, the crisp choreograp…
Sunday, July 08, 2018
In the raunchy 2017 comedy “Girls Trip,” Queen Latifah plays Sasha, one of four women who get wild in New Orleans during Essence Festival.
Saturday, July 07, 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.