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1 hr ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

This weekend, it's jazz-related concerts galore

Brooklyn-based ensemble Red Baraat makes its debut at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, The Orchestra, Big-Band, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Jazz, Norah Jones, Black Entertainment, Charlie Haden

5 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

New Orleans Tonight! April 24, 2014

FESTIVAL : Jazz in the Park with Kermit Ruffins and Big Freedia, Armstrong Park , 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Kermit Ruffins, Blues, Jon Cleary, Howlin' Wolf

10 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit

Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Mahalia Jackson, Gospel, Duke Ellington, Al Hirt, Blues, Pete Fountain

10 hrs ago | Theboltonnews.co.uk

GET down to a jazz club and enjoy the sounds of New Orleans in Bromley Cross.

Eagley Jazz Club hosts events every month with the next - Spirit of New Orleans - being held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5. It will be followed by a visit from trad jazz band, Six In A Bar, who will be at Dunscar Conservative Club, Hardmans Lane, Bromley Cross, on Monday, May 19. The event, which will start at 7pm, is in aid of Rosemere Cancer ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Musician Jon Cleary and costumer Trish Gorman's fun and funky Bywater home is full of visual rhythms

If it weren't for the pansies and the small conical rosemary bush -- the kind one gives as a holiday gift -- that line the narrow curbside garden, you might not blink an eye as you strolled past the weathered facade of the Bywater home of musician Jon Cleary and costumer Trish Gorman.

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Related Topix: Blues, Jon Cleary, Home Gardening, Home, Recreational Vehicle, Safari, New Orleans, LA, Jazz

14 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Kermit Ruffins and Big Freedia play Jazz in the Park, plus more things to do in New Orleans Thursday

Jazz in the Park rolls into week two with performances from Big Freedia, the Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, and Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers.

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Related Topix: Kermit Ruffins, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Henry Butler, New Orleans jazz pianist, again leads revival of Impulse Records: New York Times

Henry Butler on the Gentilly Stage at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2013. Butler will perform this year at the Blues Tent on Saturday, May 3. .

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

NOLA.com

Does New Orleans Jazz Fest need to freshen its jazz offerings?

On Tuesday pianist Craig Taborn and twelve other jazz performers divided $1.7 million in grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz

NOLA.com

Music Rising at Tulane launches website that spotlights and celebrates the musical culture of the Gulf South

The exuberant brass band of students from the Trombone Shorty Academy and Cha Wa, a Mardi Gras Indian, performing with them aren't the usual sights one might see at Tulane University's Wilson Center Atrium , the building that houses the athletic department.

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Related Topix: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Jazz

NOLA.com

City of New Orleans announces Jazz Fest parking and vendor restrictions

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is renowned for attracting bands from all over the world, but for anyone who has attended the seven day event, it is immediately apparent that it also draws people from across the city looking to make a few quick bucks.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Non-Profit

The Times-Picayune

Carol Fleischman, 79, dances her way through seven days of New Orleans Jazz Fest each year

Carol Fleischman of New Orleans dances with an old friend, Rick Skillings of Orlando, Fla., in front of the Sheraton Fais Do-Do stage on the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, Friday April 23, 2010.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Mansura, LA

NOLA.com

Kristin Diable heads into 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest with new record deal, fresh momentum

New Orleans singer-songwriter Kristin Diable, performing at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 26, 2014, has struck a deal with the Nashville company Thirty Tigers to manage her and release her next album.

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Related Topix: Jazz, New Orleans, LA

The Advocate

N.O. socialite goes out as she wanteda "with a party

Most of those in attendance seemed to agree that Mickey Easterling went out Tuesday evening just the way she would have wanted to - well-dressed and in the thick of things.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Wedding

Detroit Free Press

Brian McCollum's big gigs: April 24-30

Thursday A decade ago, Atlanta's favorite scuzz band became a legend -- and black sheep -- on the rock-club circuit for its bottle-smashing, urine-soaked live shows.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Ledisi, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Royal Oak, MI

NOLA.com

Harold Battiste honored with Jazz Hero Award; celebrate twice on International Jazz Day, April 30

In his 2010 autobiography " Unfinished Blues ," Harold Battiste showed that his extraordinary life in American music has not gone by unconsidered.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Dr. John, Blues, Ellis Marsalis, Music, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Guardians of the Groove: Ellis Marsalis on his start in music

This week's Guardian of the Groove is an outstanding jazz pianist who has been making music almost his entire life.

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Related Topix: Ellis Marsalis, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Harry Connick Jr., Entertainment

The Times-Picayune

Live music in New Orleans for Wed., April 23, 2014: Theresa Andersson for free, Dick Dale

Theresa Andersson will be featured for a free show in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette Square on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Tony Bennett, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

NOLA.com

Best bets for the first weekend of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest stretches over two weekends -- Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27; and Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4. The full schedule for all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz Fest of music may be too much of a good thing: How do you decide which acts to see? Here is a recap of Best Bets for the first weekend of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Carlos Santana, Pop/Rock, Laura Mvula

NOLA.com

Welcome to the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest, which will be the same, but different

When the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest opens at the Fair Grounds on Friday, April 25th, it will look and feel much like last year's festival, and the one before that.

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Related Topix: Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Rap, Public Enemy, Black Entertainment

WWOZ

Tonight: WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove on WWL-TV

Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove.

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Related Topix: Ellis Marsalis, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Marcia Ball, Blues

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