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Wynton Marsalis Talks About His New Orleans Show at the Saenger

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis performs at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The concert benefits Tipitina’s Foundation, and is presented in partnership with the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theatre and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Marsalis is putting a special program together for the concert. “We’ll be playing a [...]

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Lionel Ferbos

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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The Radiators, Cover, 1997, OffBeat Magazine

Throwback Thursday: The Radiators on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

A little more than 20 years ago, the Radiators spent the night in a meat locker with Jamie Farr, Gilbert Gottfried, Andy Richter, and Conan O’Brien. While that may sound like the beginning of a cautionary tale from an episode of Behind the Music, it actually happened in 1994 after the godfathers of New Orleans [...]

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Lionel Ferbos, Stephen Maloney, OffBeat Magazine

Happy Birthday Lionel Ferbos! The Trumpet Player Turns 103!

Redefining the term “elder statesman,” trumpeter Lionel Ferbos turns 103 years old today. Ferbos was born on July 17, 1911. His performing career lasted until after his 102 birthday, when he stopped playing his regular gig at the Palm Court Jazz Café on Decatur Street. Ferbos began playing trumpet in 1926 at the age of [...]

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Johnny Winter, Jazz Fest 2014, Willow Haley, OffBeat Magazine

Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies at 70

The blues world has lost a giant with the announcement of Texas bluesman Johnny Winter’s death at the age of 70. Winter performed at Jazz Fest 2014, filling the blues tent with his signature sound. Known for his trademark white hair and lightning fast guitar licks, Winter leaves behind a wealth of live, studio, and [...]

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 17 – July 23, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 17 – July 23, 2014 featuring: the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Jonathon Boogie Long, Sweet Crude, Shotgun Jazz Band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Jimmy Robinson, Uptown Jazz Orchestra  and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   [...]

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New Movement Megaphone Marathons Hit New Orleans July 21-27

Prepare for a week of great entertainment as Austin-born comedy group The New Movement brings its fifth annual Megaphone Marathons to the New Movement NOLA performance space on Burgundy Street from Monday, July 21, to Sunday, July 27. The New Movement started in February 2009 in Austin as a full-time comedy conservatory. With the aim [...]

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Dave Hill, One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans

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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New Orleans International Piano Competition

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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Craig Tracy, Skin Wars, GSN

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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