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Alicia Keys and More Added to Essence Music Festival Lineup

The Essence Music Festival continued to beef up this year’s lineup of stars, adding singer/pianist Alicia Keys as a headliner at the Independence Day weekend festival. Keys released her fourth […]

YouTube du Jour: French Quarter Festival 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVzWH7v-pc[/youtube]Here’s the French Quarter Festival’s official look back at last year’s event, starting with the kickoff second line. Keep your eye out for a glimpse of Consulting Editor John Swenson.

French Quarter Fest has New Name, New Stage and More

Matt Perrine wore gloves this morning as he played “Second Line” accompanied by Washboard Chaz in front of the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square. They, along with Ingrid […]

New Orleans in the News

Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized for saying Katrina was a good thing for New Orleans public schools. Read the CNN story. CNN writes about the three people shot during post-Super […]

YouTube du Jour: Giant Cloud

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMZvSdCeH4E[/youtube]Ruston’s Giant Cloud will be just one of the bands playing Foburg, a three-night indie rock festival on Frenchmen Street March 12-14 featuring area and national bands.

Last Chance

Unless someone schedules a Woulda/Shoulda/Coulda second line or a “Remember Hap Glaudi” rally, today’s “12th Man Fan Appreciation Day” may be your last chance to finish strong and celebrate the […]

YouTube du Jour: “Preservation”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXeGGDcnDnY[/youtube]Preservation, the new album from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, was released on Fat Tuesday nationally. Here’s a preview.

Live Review: Better Than Ezra at the House of Blues

It’s almost a week after the 44th annual Super Bowl and the Saints have won. The crowd stands anxiously in a dark room chanting “Who Dat?” Shadows move across the stage and […]

Booker T., Truckers at the Ogden Online Now

Yesterday, the television show The Artists Den celebrated Fat Tuesday by posting excerpts of the episode filmed in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Taylor Library last year during Jazz Fest. The show […]

Dale Hawkins Died Sunday

Dale Hawkins, famous for 1957’s “Suzie Q”, passed away Sunday in a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer. He was 73.