Drake’s new ‘In My Feelings” video features New Orleans

2 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Drake’s new live-action video “In My Feelings” is like a mini romantic comedy set on the streets of New Orleans. The locales of the Canadian rapper’s video travelogue include a Prytania Street mansion, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, big pink Gene’s Po-Boys, a red streetcar, and various other fleeting locales. Were there any Crescent Read More

Childish Gambino and Marilyn Manson among Voodoo Fest’s 2018 lineup

4 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson during Halloween? Yahoo! The 20th Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, that will pop up in City Park on Halloween weekend (October 26-28), features performances by Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, and, yes, Marilyn Manson, to name just a few. Scroll down for the whole 70-act lineup, plus my picks. Three-day Read More

Bayou Boogaloo bounces back from a wicked storm

4 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
It’s a small miracle that Bayou Boogaloo, the annual music, food and craft festival in Mid-City, opened on time Saturday (May 19) morning at 11 a.m., after a wicked early summer storm ripped across the site just hours before. On the eve of the fest’s Friday opening, high winds tumbled a row of concession booths onto Read More

Bayou Boogaloo won’t charge admission, accepting donations instead

4 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, which takes place Friday-Sunday (May 18-20) has changed its mind about that whole admission price thing. Previously it had announced it would charge $5 after 3 p.m. on Fridays and $10 on Saturdays and Sundays. Nevermind. “The festival announced Free Until 3 as a way to offset the costs of the bands, infrastructure, security Read More

Mayor LaToya Cantrell celebrates at Inaugural Ball

5 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Even a barge hitting a Mardi Gras World’s warehouse couldn’t stop the celebration for LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans’ first woman mayor, at her Inaugural Ball Monday night (May 7). The date is also significant because it was the date 300 years ago that New Orleans was founded. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the barge accident, which Read More

Film producer explains why he likes making movies in Louisiana

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JACKSON, LA (WAFB) – Jake Seal produced the Ethan Hawke directed film “Blaze” that pays tribute to unsung country-western musician Blaze Foley. “It’s a beautiful love story,” he said. “It’s wall-to-wall music and the music is absolutely extraordinary. “People have generally heard of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson – well they covered Blaze Foley. Actually, when Read More

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler jams with cover band at Famous Door on Bourbon Street

5 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Aerosmith is in town for New Orleans Jazz Fest, where they’re headlining Saturday night (May 5). The boys apparently are spending a few days enjoying the sights and sounds of New Orleans before their gig, because, as TMZ reports, frontman Steven Tyler jammed with a cover band Thursday night on Bourbon Street. “It all went down Read More

Continental Grain elevator explosion film to screen May 24 in Metairie

5 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
“The Continental Grain Elevator Explosion,” a film by New Orleans area disaster documentarian Royd Anderson, will be screened May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., in Metairie. Admission is free, and advance registration is not required. The 30-minute documentary recaps the Dec. 22, 1977, blast that killed 36 Read More

Criticism for Mitch Landrieu flys over Jazz Fest 2018

5 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
There are more messages flying above New Orleans Jazz Fest. But who’s responsible for this year’s? A banner reading “Landrieu Legacy – Bought Cranes Instead of Fixing Drains” was being pulled behind a small plane Sunday afternoon (April 29). Immediately behind it was a plane pulling a banner for the Hustler Club. Jazz Fest 2017 occurred Read More