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  • Fleetwood Mac Top Soggy Second Week of New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Fleetwood Mac Top Soggy Second Week of New Orleans Jazz Fest | ARTICLE

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival usually signifies the start of summer in the Crescent City, bringing with it the year's first sunburn. Sunday was a cool, breezy last gasp of spring instead – a fittingly...

    May 6, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • The Roots Throw Down at Jeep Heroes Tailgate

    The Roots Throw Down at Jeep Heroes Tailgate | ARTICLE

    The circus surrounding the Super Bowl was often a glamorous affair, so much so that the game seemed to be overshadowed by Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake and the other marquee talent performing around New Orleans....

    February 4, 2013 1:35 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake Pulls Off an Easy Comeback in New Orleans

    Justin Timberlake Pulls Off an Easy Comeback in New Orleans | ARTICLE

    Justin Timberlake took inspiration from his new single, "Suit and Tie," when he performed his first show in almost five years Saturday night. He took the stage on Super Bowl weekend...

    February 3, 2013 10:36 AM ET
  • Pitbull and Flo Rida Kick Off Big Game Weekend With Style and Swagger

    Pitbull and Flo Rida Kick Off Big Game Weekend With Style and Swagger | ARTICLE

    Pitbull's sophisticated swagger synced perfectly with the Crescent City on Friday night. This weekend's Super Bowl XLVII has turned New Orleans into a high rollers' playground, with performances by Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nelly,...

    February 2, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • Todd Rundgren Brings His 'Personal Burning Man' to Louisiana

    Todd Rundgren Brings His 'Personal Burning Man' to Louisiana | ARTICLE

    In 2008, Todd Rundgren celebrated his 60th birthday with Toddstock 6.0, a week-long gathering of the Rundgren faithful at his home in Hawaii. In 2013, Toddstock II v6.5 will take place on the mainland at...

    December 1, 2012 9:47 AM ET
  • Frank Ocean Flies Solo at House of Blues in New Orleans

    Frank Ocean Flies Solo at House of Blues in New Orleans | ARTICLE

    "This is my hometown," Frank Ocean announced Saturday night at the House of Blues in New Orleans. The Los Angeles-based R&B singer left the Crescent City after Hurricane Katrina, but he received a hero’s welcome on his...

    November 6, 2011 11:30 AM ET
  • Kid Rock Performs Rebellious Set on Jazz Fest's Final Day

    Kid Rock Performs Rebellious Set on Jazz Fest's Final Day | BLOG ENTRY

    The final day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival found Kid Rock playing to a crowd that seemed to appreciate the various sides of his personality. There was his rebellious David Allen Coe mode...

    May 9, 2011 1:05 PM ET
  • The Strokes, Lauryn Hill Impress in Jazz Fest Debuts

    The Strokes, Lauryn Hill Impress in Jazz Fest Debuts | BLOG ENTRY

    Yesterday at Jazz Fest, it looked like no one told the Strokes about New Orleans weather. Singer Julian Casablancas wore a biker black leather jacket, black T-shirt, black jeans and neon lime high-tops for the band's...

    May 8, 2011 10:42 AM ET
  • Arcade Fire Rock With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest

    Arcade Fire Rock With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest | BLOG ENTRY

    "We'd like to do one of our favorite songs from the Eighties," Arcade Fire's Win Butler announced yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – which was just when Cyndi Lauper walked onstage in a...

    May 7, 2011 11:10 AM ET
  • Wilco and Galactic Bring Smooth Intensity to Jazz Fest

    Wilco and Galactic Bring Smooth Intensity to Jazz Fest | BLOG ENTRY

    Jeff Tweedy was in a chatty mood at New Orleans Jazz Fest yesterday. "A girl winked at me! That never happens," he joked during Wilco's set, their third at Jazz Fest since 2005. Nels Cline's explosive...

    May 6, 2011 12:50 PM ET
  • The Decemberists and Dr. John Highlight New and Old at JazzFest

    The Decemberists and Dr. John Highlight New and Old at JazzFest | BLOG ENTRY

    "That was too dark for Jazz Fest," Colin Meloy proclaimed after singing "The Rake's Song" Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Perhaps a tale of infanticide would have been too grim...

    May 2, 2011 10:40 AM ET
  • The Decemberists and Dr. John Highlight New and Old at JazzFest

    The Decemberists and Dr. John Highlight New and Old at JazzFest | ARTICLE

    "That was too dark for Jazz Fest," Colin Meloy proclaimed after singing "The Rake's Song" Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Perhaps a tale of infanticide would have been too grim if performed by...

    May 2, 2011 10:40 AM ET
  • Bon Jovi and Big Freedia Bring Showmanship to Jazz Fest

    Bon Jovi and Big Freedia Bring Showmanship to Jazz Fest | ARTICLE

    "We'd like to send this out to our brother Richie," Jon Bon Jovi announced during the encore of Bon Jovi's Saturday set at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. It was the first...

    May 1, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Bon Jovi and Big Freedia Bring Showmanship to Jazz Fest

    Bon Jovi and Big Freedia Bring Showmanship to Jazz Fest | BLOG ENTRY

    "We'd like to send this out to our brother Richie," Jon Bon Jovi announced during the encore of Bon Jovi's Saturday set at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. It was the first and only...

    May 1, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Mumford and Sons, Band of Joy and More Rock the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Mumford and Sons, Band of Joy and More Rock the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival | BLOG ENTRY

    The heart of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival may be the local talent, like piano player Jon Cleary, who on Friday brought out Mardi Gras Indians to help...

    April 30, 2011 8:20 PM ET
  • Mumford and Sons, Band of Joy and More Rock  the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Mumford and Sons, Band of Joy and More Rock the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival | ARTICLE

    The heart of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival may be the local talent, like piano player Jon Cleary, who on Friday brought out Mardi Gras Indians to help...

    April 30, 2011 8:19 PM ET
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Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def Join May 16th Gulf Aid Benefit

    Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def Join May 16th Gulf Aid Benefit | ARTICLE

    Lenny Kravitz and Ani DiFranco — both of whom have homes in New Orleans — have been booked to perform at Gulf Aid, a May 16th concert that will benefit families affected by the oil disaster in...

    May 10, 2010 3:39 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam Jolt New Orleans Jazz Fest With Powerhouse Set

    Pearl Jam Jolt New Orleans Jazz Fest With Powerhouse Set | ARTICLE

    "I'd like to make a toast to the fine folks at BP," Eddie Vedder said, raising a bottle of wine at last night's show in New Orleans. "Send your sons and daughters to clean up your fucking...

    May 2, 2010 12:20 PM ET
  • Simon & Garfunkel Launch U.S. Tour at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Simon & Garfunkel Launch U.S. Tour at New Orleans Jazz Fest | ARTICLE

    Simon & Garfunkel began a long-awaited U.S. reunion tour Saturday night at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with a striking entrance: the duo were escorted to the stage by New Orleans' Da Souljas Brass Band...

    April 26, 2010 10:28 AM ET
  • R.E.M. Join Patti Smith Onstage in New Orleans

    R.E.M. Join Patti Smith Onstage in New Orleans | ARTICLE

    When Patti Smith spoke Thursday at the New Orleans Museum of Art about a collection of photographs that she recently donated, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe was in the audience. On Saturday night, when she performed at Tipitina's with...

    April 25, 2010 2:46 PM ET
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