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Say It Isn’t So

I still do read the newspaper (old school, more info) and I always read the Letters to the Editor. Most of the stuff the T-P publishes reflects the obsession with […]

Jazz Fest Weekend One: Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Seun Kuti and More

Technical difficulties prevented my daily Jazz Fest report online this weekend. Here’s the weekend in one lengthy post. Thanks for your patience.   Friday Saturday’s Times-Picayune included a photo from […]

Fest Focus: Ziggy Marley and Bruce Springsteen

Jazz Fest artists in the news: — TheNation.com recently ran a passage on the growth of Bruce Springsteen‘s (Apr. 29, Acura Stage, 4:30 p.m.) political voice from an upcoming book […]

Jazz Fest News: Springsteen Week

Bruce Springsteen will finish the first weekend of Jazz Fest on Sunday, April 29. Next week, Springsteen will be part of a week-long tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; […]

Rebirth Brass Band, Dave Bartholomew and Grammy Thoughts

The best news at yesterday’s Grammy Awards was Rebirth Brass Band winning the Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album for Rebirth of New Orleans, which was presented during […]

The Strength to Say No

It’s impossible for me to hear Bruce Springsteen’s The Promise in a vacuum. The album’s subtitled “The Lost Sessions: Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and it’s two discs of […]