Photo by Steve CohenBrian Wilson at the State Theatre in 2008Generations of music fans are in for a shock this morning as news is rippling out that Brian Wilson, chief songwriter and long-estranged member of the Beach Boys, will rejoin the group to record a new album and venture out on a 50-date ... More >>
Prolific New Orleans horn blasters the Rebirth Brass Band are coming to the Cabooze this Thursday night for what's sure to be an uplifting night of funk, soul, and jazz-inspired music. First discovered back in 1982 when they played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band has kept u ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Juvenile's New Orleans, the ghost town America made
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The second (and final) weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off today. Last year I was lucky enough to be in attendance. This year I'm making do with the live broadcast from WWOZ. Among this weekend's highlights: Isaac Hayes, Nicholas Payton, Toots Hibbert, and Randy Newman.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is sometimes hard to swallow