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5 things to know for 8/19-8/25

Fri, 08/19/16
1) Pete Fountain's funeral was held at St. Louis Cathedral on Wednesday. A planned second line procession followed services and paraders celebrated Fountain's life all the way up Royal Street. The procession ended at Hotel Monteleone, where the marching band played on as pa... Read more

Audition for Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Free Music School

Thu, 08/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for the 2016-2017 session of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music program for students ages 10 to 17 will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10a-12p at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1205 N. Rampart St)... Read more

Video: Pete Fountain's Funeral Procession

Thu, 08/18/16
Emotional scenes during Pete Fountain's funeral procession on Royal Street on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Hundreds took to Royal Street for a planned second line following services inside St. Louis Cathedral. The procession ended at Hotel Monteleone, where the marching band... Read more

Video from Whitney White Linen Night 2016

Wed, 08/17/16
Scenes from this year's White Linen Night in the Warehouse District on August 6. Attendees adorned in white perused the many art galleries along Julia Street then partied at the Contemporary Arts Center afterwards. Read more

New music spotlight: Paul Sanchez

Tue, 08/16/16
Native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez will be celebrating the release of his 14th album, Heart Renovations, this Saturday, August 20, with a release show at Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave). Heart Renovations is a timely sequel to his first solo album, 1992's Jet Black and Jea... Read more

Free "Hot Summer Salsa!" Concert Saturday

Mon, 08/15/16
This Saturday, August 20 at 9p, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a free festive summer evening of Latin music and dancing at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart). Performers include Muevelo featuring Margie Perez, OTRA, and A... Read more

"Talk That Music Talk" All-Star Jam Session Thursday

Mon, 08/15/16
Celebrate brass band traditions at the Old US Mint on Thursday, August 18 from 2-3p for a reunion performance by an all-star cast of brass band musicians featured in the book Talk That Music Talk: Passing On Brass Band Music in New Orleans The Traditional Way. Musicians sc... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/12/16

Sat, 08/13/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Chicken Gumbo Preston Love 02:08 Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2016/8/12 21:59:36 2 01 - Be What You Are Staple Singers 04:59 Be What You Are 2016/8/12 22:01:57 3... Read more

National Underwear Day in New Orleans

Fri, 08/12/16
Paraders in this "National Underwear Day" (August 5, 2016) gathering in the Bywater attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Wearing Only Underpants/Knickers." With 2,442 participants, the record is likely! Official confirmation from Gui... Read more

5 things to know for 8/12-8/18

Fri, 08/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) New Orleans jazz ambassador Pete Fountain passed away on Saturday, August 6 at the age of 86. Local music writer Keith Spera recently published a fitting memorial piece on Fountain in the Advocate, calling him a "one-of-a-kind New Orleans character." Well worth a read. F... Read more

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