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The Music Box heads to City Park

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The famous Music Box is taking a ride--or an airlift, to be more precise. The interactive kinetic musical structures are on the move! The musical houses will be landing at various sites around New Orleans for the rest of the year, hosting performances, artist talks, educati... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 0/27/15

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hot Fun in the Summertime Freddy Robinson 02:56 Hot Fun in the Summertime 2015/3/27 22:04:03 2 Trouble Frederick Knight 03:09 I've Been Lonely For So Long 2015/3/27 22:07... Read more

French Quarter Fest Films

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There is a smaller film festival inside the larger French Quarter Festival, with lots of great music-related films free and open to the public. Showings are at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, located at 616 St. Peter St. Read more

2015 French Quarter Fest Schedule

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2015 French Quarter Fest schedule is right here. Click through for dates, stages, times, and performers. Read more

Alex McMurray, "You've Got To Be Crazy To Live In This Town"

Wed, 03/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Alex McMurray sings "You've Got To Be Crazy To Live In This Town" with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show. The performance happened at a Threadheads benefit concert held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC, June 3rd, 2010.  Read more

The Largest Free Music Festival in the U.S. - French Quarter Fest!

Tue, 03/24/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  What follows is a fun interview with Marci Schramm, Executive Director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and story about her flagship festival that I wrote last year. Now’s the time to start thinking about the party because this year’s Fest is only 2 weeks away! First, ... Read more

Marianne Faithfull, "Working Class Hero"

Mon, 03/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Note this video is NSFW--it contains an F-bomb at about 3:50. Marianne Faithfull does John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" on the New York City soundstage show Sessions at West 54th. It aired late at night on American PBS stations (apparently including the F-bomb) in 2000. Fa... Read more

Spring 2015 Jazz in the Park schedule announced

Mon, 03/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
When the river starts to rise from all the snow melting up north, it's time for live outdoor music to make its return! Jazz In the Park at Armstrong Park relaunches in just under a month with a stellar lineup of free weekly concerts running mid-April to mid-June. Kicking of... Read more

2015 Congo Square Fest: March 21-22

Sun, 03/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns this weekend, March 21-22. The festival takes places at Congo Square inside Armstrong Park and is free to enter. Congo Square Fest highlights the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond, along wi... Read more

World Journey Playlist 03/21/15

Sat, 03/21/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
World Journey Playlist for 03/21/15 Read more

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