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Last year, we published readers’ photos of Jazz Fest from the 1970s in the Jazz Fest Bible. We’re not repeating that in the pages of the issue, but we love […]

YouTube du Jour: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4xulPxONKw[/youtube]Big Sam’s Funky Nation has a new album, King of the Party, and they’ll play Wednesday in the Square at Lafayette Square tonight with Honey Island Swamp Band opening. Here […]

YouTube du Jour: Jay Electronica

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9wRDudkf4[/youtube]Last week, Mos Def joined New Orleans native Jay Electronica at the Howlin Wolf for a performance of “Exhibit A.” Here they are, complete with a stageful of fans.

Video du Jour: Theresa Andersson

In February, Theresa Andersson recorded her one-woman show at Le Petit Theatre in the French Quarter. The resulting DVD, Theresa Andersson: Live at Le Petit, is on sale now from […]

YouTube du Jour: Glen David Andrews

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgAbezibJDk[/youtube]Glen David Andrews plays d.b.a. tonight. Here’s footage of him performing “I’ll Fly Away” at the recording session for his 2008 album, Walking Through Heaven’s Gate.

Deac Speaks

Deacon John accepted his Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music honor at this year’s invitation-only event at Harrah’s Theater because he had a prior commitment on the night […]

Marva Wright Tribute Added to Jazz Fest

On the first Saturday of Jazz Fest – April 24 – festival producer Quint Davis will dedicate the Blues Tent to the late Marva Wright during a Tribute to Marva […]

YouTube du Jour: Prof. Longhair

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANuclsaCx7U&feature=related[/youtube]Professor Longhair does a mad scat (?) solo in this version of Fats Domino’s “Whole Lotta Lovin’” backed by the Meters.

David Simon to Give Keynote at Sync Up

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation have tapped David Simon, co-executive producer of Treme, to give the keynote address at this year’s Sync Up conference, which takes place during […]

YouTube du Jour: Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8d4p6n-y9s[/youtube]Tonight, Republic hosts a benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund with Russell Batiste and Friends, headliners Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, and more. Here’s Iuso covering Wet […]