Irma Thomas preps for another Jazz Fest

2 years ago WBRZ 0
Image: NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans’ soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn’t missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she’s scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder’s return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is scheduled to appear Read More

Corbels, ornate part of New Orleans architecture, targeted by thieves: Fox 8 report

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Piece by piece, thieves are stealing a distinctive part of New Orleans architecture in Central City, WVUE-Fox 8 reports. Corbels, the ornate wooden brackets that connect awnings to the fronts of shotgun homes, are disappearing from houses in the neighborhood. Thieves are mostly taking corbels from abandoned houses but also from occupied homes, according to Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire brings old-school groove to Jazz Fest

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Any concerns that Earth, Wind & Fire’s shining star has dimmed with age or last year’s passing of founder and musical director Maurice White quickly were allayed during a sizzling, hit-laden Jazz Fest set Friday (May 5) on the Congo Square stage. The band’s current 12-piece incarnation used its fourth Jazz Fest appearance to fine-tune Read More

Wilco goes the distance at 2017 Jazz Fest

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
The last time Wilco played Jazz Fest, bolts of lightning cut their show short. Leader and singer Jeff Tweedy noted that bad weather six songs into their Friday (May 5) closing set at Jazz Fest’s Gentilly Stage. “I think that’s about as long as the set was last time,” he said. “This is all icing Read More

Dave Matthews offers a Jimmy Buffett surprise at Jazz Fest

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
As the Jazz Fest schedule read, the closing set at the Acura Stage on Friday (May 7), was simply Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, but don’t let the simple title nor the lack of backing musicians onstage fool you: These two guitarists brought a few surprises.  Near the end of the pair’s 90-minute set, a stagehand brought Read More

Pro-Confederate monument banner appears over Jazz Fest again

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
A small airplane towed a banner reading: “Got Jazz, Keep Heritage!” over the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday (May 5). The Internet address leads to a site devoted to blocking the ongoing removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On April 29, a plane towing a banner which read, “Our Monuments Read More

Bounce house baron Frank Scurlock announces run for New Orleans mayor

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
The man behind an inflatable jump house empire, skywriting over Jazz Fest and attempts to revive the Six Flags site has thrown his top hat into the ring for the New Orleans mayor’s race. Frank Scurlock announced his bid Friday (May 5), which he dubbed “Cinco De Scurlock” on a calendar posted to his website. Read More

How to make Mr. B’s barbecue shrimp: New Orleans Jazz Fest demo

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Mr. B’s Bistro executive chef Michelle McRaney and executive sous chef Vincent Sciarrotta kicked off the food demonstrations at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Friday (May 5) with a crowd favorite: barbecue shrimp. The chefs began at 11:30 a.m., but despite the early hour, chairs were filled at the Heritage Food Stage inside the Grandstand, where Read More

Kenner opposes Uber bill in Louisiana Legislature

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
The Kenner City Council passed a resolution Thursday (May 4) asking its state legislative delegation to oppose House Bill 527. It proposes state oversight for ride-booking companies such as Uber and Lyft.  Kenner officials, who last month postponed adopting a local bill to regulate the industry, said the proposed law  would usurp their authority to Read More

Tamica Lee leaving WWL-TV for WGNO’s ‘News With a Twist’

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Tamica Lee New Orleans TV news personality Tamica Lee speaks during the 4th annual Millennial Awards at the Peoples Health Jazz Market in New Orleans on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lee is leaving WWL-TV, where she has worked since 2013, for a job with local ABC affiliate WGNO. (Peter G. Forest/The Times-Picayune archive) (Peter Forest Read More