It was Disney night, but it was also Laine Hardy's night on "American Idol" Sunday night.
In the spring of 1970, a modest gathering took place in what is now Armstrong Park and the adjacent Municipal Auditorium. It boasted four outdoor stages, a few hundred attendees and tickets priced at $3.
Wesley Schmidt, the gentlemanly proprietor of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro and tradition-minded grand marshal of the Storyville Stompers brass band, died April 12 of lung cancer at his home in Mid-City. He was 67.
“In order to break the rules, you must first know the rules,” the saying goes. Classically trained French composer Gérard Grisey (1946-98) exemplifies this maxim.
The options for music in New Orleans the week of April 18-24, 2019 include two Louisiana rappers with recent legal woes performing on the same night at venues two blocks apart.
Tipitina’s will apparently not host the annual Instruments A Comin’ fundraiser on the Monday between New Orleans Jazz Fest weekends, as it has for the past 17 years.
Bonerama’s 2001 debut album, “Live at the Old Point,” included the trombone-powered funk-rock band’s take on the Led Zeppelin chestnut “Moby Dick.” For Zeppelin, “Moby Dick” served as a showcase for drummer John Bonham. But as Bonerama demonstrate…
On the night last summer that trumpeter Wendell Brunious was released from University Medical Center, he went to Preservation Hall to sit in with the band.
Ben Gibbard couldn't still himself at a packed Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night. The Death Cab for Cutie singer/guitarist was in constant motion, swaying his shoulders back and forth, wielding his guitar like a rapier, propelling himself backward …
Thousands auditioned for the 17th season of ABC's "American Idol." Only 175 advanced to Hollywood, where the judges trimmed the hopefuls down to 40 and then flew them to Hawaii, where 20 more were axed.
After all the hype, heartburn, anticipation and disappointment, the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ended up in a very familiar place: with Widespread Panic closing the Acura Stage on the Thursday between the weekends.
"Austin City Limits" will live stream its debut taping with New Orleans rock band The Revivalists starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Classical music aficionados aren’t accustomed to laughing during symphonic concerts, but this weekend at the Orpheum Theater and in Covington, laughter is factored into the program when the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra leads off its next three…
Moving swiftly, producers of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest have booked a replacement for the replacement headliner on May 2: Widespread Panic.
In the course of several hours on Monday, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lost its replacement May 2 headliner, then replaced the replacement.
Instead of the Rolling Stones, you'll hear "Rhiannon" at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, courtesy of Fleetwood Mac.
Music, with its ability to bridge racial, cultural and religious divides, is a more powerful force than hate. More of the former is an antidote to the latter.
The options for live music in New Orleans the week of April 4-10 include a durable alternative rock band and an even more durable icon of country music.
Bill Taylor, the executive director of the Trombone Shorty Foundation, traveled to Cuba in January for the Havana Jazz Festival. He arrived in Havana late, and he was tired.
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will have heart surgery this week, adding clarity days after the band suddenly pulled out of this year's Jazz Fest lineup.
The sky fell for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend. Now the sun is starting to peek through the clouds.
The Rolling Stones won't be playing at the 2019 Jazz & Heritage Festival. And now Fleetwood Mac won't because of a Stevie Nicks illness.
As big as the build-up was for the Rolling Stones' appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the disappointment over the band’s cancellation is even bigger.
The Rolling Stones won't be playing at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, so what will happen to your tickets?
The Rolling Stones will not appear at 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest after postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.
The 21st annual Bach Around the Clock, a 29-hour marathon of music and more at Trinity Episcopal Church, gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. It won’t wind down until midnight on Saturday night.
You’ll feel dirty watching “The Dirt,” the new Mötley Crüe bio-pic. And sad. And maybe even amused.
The full flavor of any given New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival can’t fully be appreciated without the “cubes,” the hour-by-hour, stage-by-stage schedule.
Taste and smell are not the only senses served by Hogs for the Cause, the annual pork cook-off that raises money to support families dealing with pediatric brain cancer.
You've got another chance to snag tickets to the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival. But they'll cost you.
Start planning your daily Fair Grounds itinerary: The 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival cubes, with the full schedule of performance times and stage assignments, have been unveiled.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of March 28 to April 3, 2019, include one of alternative country’s bedrock songwriters, a diverse Big Easy revue, and a progressive bluegrass band from Colorado.
A busy weekend is in the offing for the New Orleans classical music scene when three of the city’s presenting organizations showcase the talents of visiting artists on piano and wind instruments.
Like its next-door neighbor the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Buku Music + Art Project has steadily annexed more territory.
Now it's getting real: the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest cubes, the schedule blocks with performance times and stage assignments, will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 26.
It's the 40th anniversary of TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard," and star John Schneider is celebrating his 59th birthday.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of March 21-27, 2019, include a tireless Grateful Dead alum, an acclaimed Americana singer and an Irishman who wants you to take him to church.
The eighth Buku Music + Art Project takes over Mardi Gras World on Friday and Saturday. Here’s hoping this year’s coup works out better than last year’s.
Louisiana-born rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has canceled his scheduled appearance at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Skate punk turned pop star Pink presided over what was, literally, a show of strength Sunday at the Smoothie King Center. Physically, emotionally, vocally — she was strong in every possible way.
In the early 2000s, Eric Lindell was hanging out at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, when a 1953 GMC tour bus pulled up backstage. As an aficionado of vintage cars and motorcycles, Lindell’s eye was immediately drawn to the ret…
Myth, fantasy and a centuries-old Stradivarius violin star at the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Friday, as musicians conjure the work of two contemporary composers.
Before joining Zac Brown Band in 2012, percussionist Daniel de los Reyes spent years onstage with the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Yanni, Ricky Martin and other marquee acts.
Artists occasionally catch the attention of pop-culture tastemakers to a degree that is disproportionate to their commercial success, or even their potential commercial success. Consider the case of indie-rock guitarist and songwriter Kurt Vile.