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Jazz Fest Day 6: People Everywhere and Shaky Wardrobe Decisions

[UPDATED] I’ve wondered for much of this Jazz Fest if the crowds are simply smaller or if they’ve been evenly distributed around the stages. Yesterday, a ton of people were […]

Jazz Fest: Day 1 – Get Cosmic

A beautiful day, and the topic of conversation was what a beautiful day it was. Here are the notes: First great thing eaten: the fried crabcake – crusty outside, moist […]

SXSW Day 2: They Love Us, They Like Us

Thursday started at a party thrown by HBO’s Treme, and even without anyone from the production (the show’s still shooting) and really, music directly associated with the show – a […]

Love You Guys!

As most of you know, we just wrapped up our 2010 Best of the Beat Awards on Friday night. When the awards started, the one thing we really wanted to […]

An Endangered Species?

In the Comments on Zachary Young’s “The Noise Goes on Forever,” one reader writes: I think it is equally short-sighted to compare the jazz musicians of the 19th and early […]

A Preview of Next Thursday?

Tonight’s Saints game is unlikely to tell us much about the team that will take the field against the Minnesota Vikings next Thursday night (beside who’ll back up the back-ups), […]

A First Look at Gulf Aid Video

At Gulf Aid, Ben Jaffe announced that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz and Trombone Shorty had cut a new version of “It Ain’t My Fault,” inspired […]

Notes from Jazz Fest’s Second Weekend

R. Scully’s Rough 7 brought sunshiny good times to Jazz Fest, opening their set at the Acura Stage by singing “I’m Not Insane Anymore” and “Give Up Your Dreams.” Scully […]

The Joy of Doing

A who’s who of New Orleans musicians played “Musicians for Mitch” last night at the House of Blues, and it was hard not to be bowled over the non-stop star […]