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3 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Live music in New Orleans for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014: Maze and Patti Labelle

With Monday being a holiday, Sunday, Aug. 31, counts as an extra Saturday night.


Related Topix: Patti LaBelle, R-N-B, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Celebrities, Music, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | The Guardian

Honouring the past

A piece of P.E.I.'s history is recognized in The Old Stock: Songs of Black History from Prince Edward Island.


Related Topix: Jazz, Canada, World News, Dr. John, Blues

14 hrs ago | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Tonight's Concert Picks: Trombone Shorty at the TLA and more

Okay, so obviously Made in America is today, but not everybody has tickets to that.


Related Topix: Trombone Shorty, Jazz, Philadelphia, PA

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Find out the story of Fifth Ward Weebie's 'Let Me Find Out' Monday (Labor Day) night at Republic

On Monday, Sept. 1 at the monthly New Orleans urban-music networking party Industry Influence the veteran New Orleans rapper Fifth Ward Weebie will discuss the runaway success of his 2014 bounce jam "Let Me Find Out," which has perked up the ears of celebrity fans from Snoop Dogg to Questlove to Cash Money Records cofounder Ronald "Slim" Williams.


Related Topix: Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Music, Entertainment


Highly respected New Orleans jazz saxophonist Tim Green has died

Saxophonist Tim Green, a thoughtful, highly respected presence on New Orleans stages for more than 30 years, has died.


Related Topix: Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Charles Mingus, Stan Getz, Creole, LA, Music, Entertainment

Englewood Review

'Kettle of Fish' to headline returning street dance

The traditional Englewood Pioneer Days Street Dance is back! The Shipwreck Dance is going to the street.


Related Topix: Motown, Soul, Jazz

Daily Kos

Tim Green -- An Appreciation

I apologize for being again the bearer of sad news from New Orleans. Last night, word flew around town that we've lost another musical giant--and a great, great friend.


Related Topix: Jazz, Bridgeport, CT, Black Entertainment, Grover Washington, Jr., Berklee College of Music

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Live music in New Orleans for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014: Will Downing, Regina Belle, Gerald Albright

Contemporary R&B saxophonist Gerald Albright, left, shares a bill with singers Will Downing and Regina Belle at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Gerald Albright, Music, Entertainment

The Chronicle Herald

Now Hear this: Huff a melting pot for folkies, rockers

Before playing this week's Halifax Urban Folk Festival, David Pirner needed a little clarification on what kind of event he'd be attending.


Related Topix: Soul Asylum, Pop/Rock, Jazz

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Journey; Yanni; Theory of a Deadman; Broods

Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. 4th St. Tickets are $29.50 at the door; the Pabst Theater box office, 144 E. Wells St.; the Riverside Theater box office, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.; 286-3663 and pabsttheater.org.


Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Jazz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Theater, Arts, Nickelback, Pop/Rock, Entertainment


No Cell Phone Day Children's Book Wins 2 Awards for Excellence

Jazz trombonist, music producer and educator Delfeayo Marsalis' new book, " No Cell Phone Day ," earned the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award for the best picture book for ages 4 to 8, and is the grand-prize winner of the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Jazz

Houston Press

Seth Walker's 10 Favorite Texas Blues Tunes

Seth Walker should be no stranger to Houston audiences from his many years as one of Austin's hardest-gigging musicians, whose relaxed but precise take on white-man's blues has built an impressive following in this part of the world.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, Jazz

Cape Cod Times

Five-day festival brings New Orleans sound to Truro tent

The music of New Orleans offers a variety of sounds and lively musical stylings, and for five straight nights in Truro, this diversity will be on full display - courtesy of the Payomet Performing Arts Center's New Orleans Music Festival.


Related Topix: Jazz, Truro, MA, Pop/Rock, The Stooges

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Summer Dance Hall Series encore show at Pearl this Saturday

Live music is alive and well at the Pearl. This summer Pearl and San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins created a weekly dance hall series featuring the best of South Texas dance hall music every Wednesday night at the Pearl Stable.


Related Topix: Jazz


Faith Lutheran Church Offers New Orleans Jazz Liturgies

On Sunday morning, September 7, Faith Lutheran Church will be offering two New Orleans Jazz Liturgies, at 8:30 and 11 am.


Related Topix: Jazz, Benny Goodman

The Times-Picayune

Live music in New Orleans for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014: LIttle Freddie King

Little Freddie King during the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation Sweet 16 Prom at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe in New Orleans on April 30, 2014.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Blues, Little Freddie King, Music, Entertainment

Michigan Radio

Lovers of jazz see Detroit as the New Orleans of the north

The 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival is this Labor Day weekend. It is the largest free jazz festival in the world, and it will be held in downtown Detroit at Campus Martius and Hart Plaza.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Jazz, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chris Collins

The Times-Picayune

'Coffee and Bananas' is theme of Downriver Fest, brown bag lunch in New Orleans

Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river. New Orleans is a port city where locals wake to the smell of coffee wafting over banana trees laden with yellow fruit, their tropical leaves waving over courtyard walls as breezes blow off the Mississippi River.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Life, Fruits, Food, US National Parks, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park


Live music in New Orleans for Wed., Aug. 27, 2014: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood, fronted by Cyril Neville, center, performs at the Freret Street PubliQ House on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Times of Oman

All that jazz...global treat at Royal Opera House Muscat

Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans will return to the ROHM on April 28, 2015.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Rohm and Haas, Chemicals, Jazz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Paquito d'rivera, Oman, World News, Middle East