Before Confederate monuments demonstrations, New Orleans police detail preparations

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
A number of demonstrations planned Sunday (May 7) related to the removal of three Confederate monuments are being treated by authorities as a homeland security issue, according to Superintendent Michael Harrison of the New Orleans Police Department. Police will be keeping a close eye on three locations — Lee Circle, Congo Square and the Jefferson Read More

Snoop Dogg smokes (figuratively and literally) at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Snoop Dogg was the picture of laid-back elegance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest Saturday (May 6). After commanding the audience’s attention with a few thunderous tunes, he removed his leather jacket (emblazoned with a dollar sign) and lit a thin cigar, completing the impression of uncompromising casualness. We, the audience, had entered Mr. Dogg’s Read More

Meghan Trainor comes to New Orleans Jazz Fest with her family, too

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Moments before Meghan Trainor appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Fest for her headlining set Saturday (May 6), the space in front of the Gentilly Stage was filled with young families spread out on blankets and kids playing in sand brought in to soak up the week’s earlier rainstorms.  Heading to the stage just five Read More

Tank and the Bangas play it safe – NOT – at New Orleans Jazz Fest

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Tank and the Bangas performed on the Gentilly stage at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday (May 6) afternoon before surely one of the largest crowds they’ve ever faced. So, naturally, they played it safe, performing their funk/R&B/jazz/folk compositions by the book, exactly as their fans have come to expect them… Of course, they did Read More

Jazz Fest – Friday 5.5 (Photos)

2 years ago Associated Press 0
Jazz Fest Weekend Two is underway, offering food, drinks, crafts, and of course music. Friday’s bright skies provided the perfect scene at the Fair Grounds for fun in the sun. Scroll on for photos from the kick off weekend by Stephen Charles Nicholson. Friday’s acts included Sweet Crude, Lake Street Drive, The Revivalists, Terence Blanchard Read More

New Orleans Jazz Fest opens Saturday under glorious, clear skies

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 kicked open its gates for its second Saturday (May 6) and fest-goers ran in to revel under gloriously clear skies and a cool breeze. The weather, needless to say, is a welcome redemption for Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dogg, both of whom were scheduled to pay in 2016 but faced canceled Read More

Jazz Fest Triathlon: A quirky, quasi-athletic, semi-secret tradition

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
It was the last leg of the entirely unofficial Jazz Fest Triathlon, a quirky, quasi-athletic and semi-secret event that has taken place annually for 18-years. Thursday (May 4) was cold by New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival standards, down in the 60s, which made it somewhat painful to watch a pack of music lovers dive like Read More

Dave Matthews, Trombone Shorty perform for New Orleans elementary school

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Jimmy Buffett apparently wasn’t Dave Matthews‘ only New Orleans surprise. The day before Matthews and Tim Reynolds closed out the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest, he joined another, homegrown musician to perform with and for a much smaller audience.  Matthews and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews stopped by the ReNEW McDonough City Park Academy to perform for some of the Read More