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Photos: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, October 17-19, 2014

Some of the best blues musicians in the world descended on New Orleans for the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest from October 17-19. Check out this photo gallery from the event. All photos by Elsa Hahne and Golden G. Richard, III. Click here to view the gallery on Flickr.

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New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra to Play Lionel Ferbos Memorial Concert

A free concert in honor of late trumpeter Lionel Ferbos will take place on Sunday, November 9, from 5-6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert will be presented by the New Orleans Jazz Celebration and the Holt-Burnett Memorial Fund (a part of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation Gig Fund), organizations committed [...]

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CAC to Host R. Buckminster Fuller Documentary

On Friday, November 7, the Contemporary Arts Center will feature a one-night only performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a live documentary created and narrated by Academy Award-nominated Sam Green and accompanied live by acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo. The documentary will showcase the life of R. Buckminster Fuller, a [...]

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ReFresh Project Celebrates Winning Green Garden Contest

On Saturday, October 25, the ReFresh Project will host a Preview Party and Community Farm Ribbon Cutting, an event in celebration of the project’s first place win in the first-ever national Garnier Green Garden Contest. A second line parade will kick off the event at noon, followed by the ribbon cutting of the farm and [...]

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Photos: 11th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival

The 11th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival brought some of the biggest and best Louisiana musicians to Houma to help shine a light on Louisiana’s vanishing wetlands from October 10-12, 2014. Spearheaded by Tab Benoit, the festival included performances by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, Lil Buck Sinegal, Guitar Slim, Jr., and many [...]

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Prospect.3: Notes for Now Begins October 25

On October 25,  Prospect New Orleans’ “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will kick off with a ribbon cutting and second-line parade, all set to begin at Washington Square Park. P.3 will be an ongoing event, consisting of several shows and art installations at various universities, museums, and art galleries throughout the city. The festivities will run [...]

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2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Schedule

The 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will take over Lafayette Square from October 15-17, bringing the best in local food and international blues masters to the heart of New Orleans. 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Full Music Schedule: Friday, Oct. 17 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Little Freddie King 7:00 pm [...]

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Threadhead Cultural Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Threadhead Cultural Foundation is kicking off its sixth round of grant funding with $30,000 worth of grants up for grabs. The grants will be awarded for artistic projects in the tradition of preserving, promoting and disseminating the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana area. Applications will be accepted through October 27, [...]

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Generationals Live at One Eyed Jacks 10/17

On October 17, Louisiana’s own Generationals will be performing live at One Eyed Jacks. Arum Rae will be warming up the stage during their visit to New Orleans. The duo is currently touring North America this entire Fall in support of their most recent album release Alix. This is the fourth studio album from Ted [...]

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Photos: Preservation Hall Ball at the Civic, October 3, 2014

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band took the stage at the Civic Theater with some very special friends for the Preservation Hall Ball on Friday, October 3. Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Beats Antique, and many more performed at the event, which served as a fundraising benefit for the Preservation Hall Foundation. All photos by Elsa Hahne. [...]

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