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9th Ward Opera Company Returns to the Marigny Opera House July 24-27

Following last year’s acclaimed presentations of Gershwin’s “Blue Note” and local Dan Shore’s “An Embarrassing Position,” the 9th Ward Opera Company comes back to life this summer with nightly shows from Thursday, July 24, to Sunday, July 27, at the Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand Street. Doors will open at 7:30p.m. and performances start at [...]

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Photos: 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert

Some of the best musicians New Orleans has to offer got together on Saturday, July 19 for the 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert. The night of music at the Mahalia Jackson Theater helped raise money for the St. Jude Community Center, which provides food and other services to the homeless population of New [...]

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Lionel Ferbos Passes

Just two days after celebrating his 103rd birthday, veteran Lionel Ferbos, the city’s oldest practicing musician, passed away at his New Orleans home on Saturday July 19 of natural causes. Mr. Ferbos attended his birthday party on Thursday, but reportedly was very ill at the party and appeared frail. Ferbos played regularly at gigs all [...]

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Comedian Dave Hill at One Eyed Jacks July 23

Comedian and musician Dave Hill will be performing One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, July 23. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for a great night of humour that will also include Fayard Lindsey. Originally from Cleveland, Dave Hill is a multi-faceted artist known for his talents as a writer, musician and actor. Having appeared regularly [...]

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25th New Orleans International Piano Competition Returns July 20-27

The New Orleans International Piano Competition will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall with a week of programs from Sunday, July 20, to Sunday, July 27. Once again, the competition will provide many opportunities to discover the world’s finest piano talents, with 152 pianists coming over from 26 different countries. [...]

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Local Artist Craig Tracy To Judge GSN TV’s New Series “Skin Wars”

Local artist Craig Tracy will be featured on a new GSN TV series called Skin Wars. Along with actor and singer RuPaul, actress Rebecca Romijn, and accomplished body painting artist Robin Slonina, Craig Tracy will have to judge contestants in TV’s first-ever body painting competition. The show will premiere Wednesday, August 6, at 8:00 p.m. Eight [...]

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Sarah Jaffe and The Polyphonic Spree Show Cancelled

The Sarah Jaffe and Polyphonic Spree concert at Southport Hall tonight has been cancelled due to a bus fire. Southport co-owner Mark Bagnetto announced yesterday that the Polyphonic Spree’s bus caught fire en route to New Orleans for the show. “Everyone is fine,” Bagnetto said in a Facebook post. “The show has been rescheduled to [...]

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2014 New Orleans Beatles Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Beatlemania

A group of New Orleans musicians will converge on the House of Blues on Saturday, July 12 for the 2014 New Orleans Beatles Festival to celebrate 50 years of Beatlemania. Now in its 12th year, the four hour concert showcases the entire career and songbook of the Beatles. Each epic phase of the Fab Four’s [...]

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A.J. Croce to Play Louisiana Music Factory In-Store on July 9

A.J. Croce is having a good time in New Orleans. The singer-songwriter had already scheduled two shows in town this week, one tonight at the Maple Leaf and one tomorrow evening at the Old U.S. Mint, but Croce has added one more show to his schedule. Croce just announced that he’ll play the Louisiana Music [...]

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Bastille Day Celebrations Take off Across New Orleans

La Nouvelle-Orléans will celebrate Bastille Day from July 6 to July 14, culminating on July 12  with Bastille Day Fête at Spanish Plaza. Bastille Day, also referred to as French National Day, commemorates the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille, a prison fortress and symbol of Royal authority in Paris. After an angry mob [...]

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