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Piano Night artist feature: Henry Butler

Mon, 04/11/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"...Henry Butler is arguably the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emp... Read more

Photo highlights from French Quarter Fest

Sat, 04/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's a picture perfect year for weather at French Quarter Fest! The crowds are out for the live, local music on 23 stages throughout the French Quarter and riverfront. Here's some photo highlights from this year's festival. If you can't make it there in person, we're broadc... Read more

Films at French Quarter Fest

Thu, 04/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Le Petit will host the Film Festival portion of French Quarter Festival again this year with another stellar lineup of films that are free and open to the public. The Theatre is located at 616 St. Peter. Full schedule with film synopses: Friday, April 8 11a A Tribute To T... Read more

Piano Night artist feature: Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express

Wed, 04/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed ... Read more

Freret Street Festival this Saturday, 4/2

Thu, 03/31/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 2 from 11am-6pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napo... Read more

Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Sat, 03/19/16
Authored by Carrie Hadler
The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns to Armstrong Park this weekend with lots of great African dance and drumming performances, plus brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and a lot more. Take special note of the annual Class Got Brass competition on Sunday afternoon-- it's ... Read more

2016 French Quarter Fest Schedule

Mon, 04/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 33rd edition of French Quarter Fest happens April 7-10. Some three-quarters of a million people will enjoy over 1500 local musicians (including favorites like Irma Thomas, Bonerama, and Buckwheat Zydeco) playing on 23 stages throughout the Vieux Carré. Read more

Festival Bonfouca 3/18-3/20

Wed, 03/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first Festival Bonfouca will be held this weekend in Slidell. Three days of local food vendors, arts market and water sports (kayak and boat rentals, fishing rodeo), and plenty of local music will fill Heritage Park. Produced by the same folks who put on the Mid-City Ba... Read more

Jazz in the Park celebrates 5 years

Mon, 03/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This spring, Jazz in the Park, the biannual free concert series at Armstrong Park, turns five years old. In honor of this birthday, People United for Armstrong Park is hosting a free three-day festival May 6-8 expanding the normal Jazz in the Park experience. The festival w... Read more

Congo Kids free African drumming classes

Sat, 03/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
There's a fun opportunity this month for the kids in your life who've got the beat! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and Positive Vibrations are partnering to offer a week of free African drum classes called 'Congo Kids.' The classes will be taking place March 14-... Read more

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