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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

Honoring Mercedes "Queen Mercy" Stevenson

Fri, 08/12/16
Mercedes "Miss Mercy" Stevenson is one of the first Big Queens of the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, founded by legendary vocalist George "Jolly" Landry. The early Wild Tchoupitoulas Queens wore headdresses, carried fans, and liberally added velvet, marabous, and be... Read more

Music education with Leo Nocentelli 8/27

Wed, 08/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
On August 27 at 7:30p, legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli will appear at Le Petit Theatre to perform, lecture, demonstrate and engage with the audience on his mastery of the guitar. He will also discuss the art of sampling, the music business, music publishing, songwriters'... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Tue, 08/09/16

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 08/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

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