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New Orleans Burlesque Festival celebrates the saucy side of theatre. It's a tradition with deep roots in New Orleans -- and a growing base of new fans and artists who embrace the art of undressing on stage.
Bourbon Street is filled with tourists around 2 a.m. in New Orleans on Sunday, August 17, 2014. as much of an expert on noise as anyone on Bourbon Street," Halpern said.
Sometimes you just have to make a full day of it. This Saturday, jazz fans have that very option with two worthy shows up in Sonoma County.
Who: Robin Barnes What: Bluesy, soulful modern jazz with a voice that can whisper as easily as it can scream Robin Barnes knows delighting the ear is sometimes just important as surprising it. That's why, on her EP Me , which the self-proclaimed "New Orleans songbird" released in 2013, it's easy to be coaxed into a gentle melody with a fluttering voice before Barnes unleashes something else entirely - a growling, from-the-core bellow that's as jarring as it is sweet.
Though Ouroboros is the third album from the New Orleans Suspects, CR Gruver, who's on keyboards, electric kazoo, drums and vocals, says it's really more like the band's first. "It's our first all-original studio , so we're kind of putting it out there, making a statement as to who we are as a band and who we are, musically," he says.
Luke Winslow-King has paid his dues in the New Orleans music scene for more than a decade, building his reputation as a world-class slide guitarist. With years of performances and three albums under his belt, along with a fourth album to be released Sept.
Back in June, when I interviewed sax man Dave Koz in advance of the Hampton Jazz Festival , he mentioned that he had done some recording with Trombone Shorty. When I acknowledged that I was unfamiliar with Mr. Shorty's work, Koz was aghast.
Acclaimed New York Americana band The Amigos is partnering with Greenwich House Music School in presenting a monthly series of themed music parties, The Amigos Family Dinner , consisting of jam sessions and potluck dinners. The Amigos hope the distinguished West Village facility for music education can evoke the spirit of the legendary hootenannies held in the Village by the likes of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie .
It is nice to be back in New Orleans after spending some time in the Pacific Northwest. We got back on late September 10 and had nice meal at Katie's .
TV reports that artist Bruce Brice, known for his meticulously detailed, brightly colored paintings and prints of New Orleans parade and neighborhood scenes died on Sunday, .jpg TED JACKSON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Bruce Brice designed the first Jazz Fest poster and has shown his art at every Jazz Fest for 40 years. Brice shows off his posters at his Bywater home in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 14, 2009.
Air dates: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:00 PM, and Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00 PM, on KRVS 88.7 FM Lafayette/Lake Charles, and online at krvs.org. You can hear a podcast of this show and previous shows on the website under "Programs" anytime.
Dear Smiley: Here in the South, we are fortunate to have the useful phrase, "Bless her heart," which excuses anything impolite, evil or malicious that comes just before or after it. If that is followed by "LOL," even if nothing is funny, the sender seems to think it lessens the rudeness, while I still find it offensive.
Some of the music I write about in this space each Friday pushes well beyond what the average person might consider jazz, and there are times when I wouldn't even try to make the argument myself. But jazz and its influence-via the practice of improvisation-has radiated widely, so that all kinds of sounds could theoretically boast some type of connection.
PRLog - Sep. 12, 2014 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 the Beat Hotel, located in Cambridge's Harvard Square, will be transformed into the Big Easy during its first ever "New Orleans Burlesque: Fleur de Tease" from 8:30PM to 12:00AM featuring drink and dinner specials from Chef Ignacio Lopez, live music from The Brian Thomas New Orleans Band and a spicy burlesque show.
SURE, YOU'VE BEEN to New Orleans-for Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, maybe a bachelor weekend. There was a late-night stumble along Bourbon Street, a Sunday stroll past Garden District mansions.
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