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1 hr ago | NOLA.com

Bruce Brice, Jazz Fest's first poster designer has died, WWL-TV reports

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.

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5 hrs ago | Home of the Groove

Funkify Your Life - Show #6 - Playlist

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.

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Related Topix: Jazz, The Meters, Funk

11 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Luke Winslow King plays d.b.a., and more things to do in New Orleans Monday

New Orleans guitarist Luke Winslow King writes and performs in the vintage milieu of prewar country blues and folk. On his 2013 debut for the respected indie label Bloodshot Records, "The Coming Tide," King updated the classic New Orleans murder ballad "Ella Speed."

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Live music in New Orleans for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014: Organist...

Albinas Prizgintas will perform his solo 'From Bach to Rock' concert on Trinity Episcopal Church's massive pipe organ on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014..

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Advocate

Smiley: Southern blessing

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.

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Chicago Reader

Revisiting the early days of Chicago's social-dance music with Isham Jones

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.

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PRLog US Entertainment

New Orleans Burlesque: Fleur de Tease

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.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Square (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

Wall Street Journal

New Orleans, Beyond the French Quarter

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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NOLA.com

Live music in New Orleans for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014: Khris Royal & Dark Matter

Saxophonist Khris Royal will front his funk-jazz band, Dark Matter, at the Maple Leaf on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

NOLA.com

Society of Environmental Journalists explore Louisiana's issues: What others are saying

In the aftermath of the Society of Environmental Journalists ' Sept. 3-7 conference in New Orleans, journalists from the United States, Canada and elsewhere around the world are writing about the environmental issues they explored here.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Oil Spill, Baton Rouge, LA

The Advocate

The Beatles: Recalling the mob scene in City Park 50 years ago

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon on stage during the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans. The Beatles played their only New Orleans concert on Sept.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Cry You One: Singing to the land

Jazzy, brassy, celebratory New Orleans, known for its spicy cuisine and infectious beat of Cajun music notoriously treats life like one big party. Even the funerals are upbeat with lively jazz bands accompanying the funeral procession, putting the FUN in funeral - as beliefs would have it - to loosen the soul out of the body of the dead.

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The Advocate

Guests to join Dr. John onstage at Joy Theater concert

Following the release of his Louis Armstrong tribute album, "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," Dr. John's Sept. 20 concert at the Joy Theater will feature many special guests.

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NOLA.com

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in New Orleans

Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the independence of five Central American nations as well as the independence of Mexico, Belize and Chile, is being celebrated this month in New Orleans. The acknowledgement of the Hispanic culture by the government of the United States began in September 1968, when Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week in September.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

His own words help bring down New Orleans prosecutor

Sal Perricone always had something to prove. Growing up poor and Italian in a city dominated by Creoles and Anglos, Perricone found respect on the streets after high school by becoming a cop.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Prison, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mafia

NME

Members of The Eagles, Cheap Trick and Death Cab For Cutie to feature on new Foo Fighters album

The Eagles' Joe Walsh, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen are among the guests who feature on Foo Fighters' eighth studio album 'Sonic Highways' . The LP will be released on November 10 and is formed of eight tracks written during visits to eight different cities.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Live music in New Orleans for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014: Drummer Johnny Vidacovich

Drummer Johnny Vidacovich will perform early on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, followed by a late show at the Maple Leaf.

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The Times-Picayune

Jazz in the Park kicks off, plus more things to do in New Orleans on Thursday

Jazz in the Park kicks off its fall 2014 season with performances by To Be Continued Brass Band, Shannon Powell Band and the Landry Walker Marching Band on Thursday .

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WNYC-AM New York

Benjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

It wouldn't be an overstatement to suggest that New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker had a pretty good summer.

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PeoriaTimes-Observer

Harry Connick Jr. talks about acting, 'Dolphin Tale 2'

New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. was already well into his acting career when it got a boost with his role as genial aquarium honcho Dr. David Haskett in the mostly based-on-fact 2011 film 'Dolphin Tale.'

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Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Family, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, The Iron Giant, Science Fiction Movies

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