The New Orleans Fringe Festival, held each November, launches again tonight with a wide and varied selection of theater and performances. Fringe is a worldwide movement that was started in Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annual arts festival in Edinburgh.
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American history.
The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, October 31-November 2. The lineup not only features national artists like the Foo Fighters and Skrillex, but also includes and some of the best acts New Orleans has to offer, such as Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, Bonerama, Big Freedia and over a dozen more.
Legendary producer, songwriter, vocalist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton is known by many names: "Dr. Funkenstein," the "Atomic Dog," creator of P-Funk, leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, etc.