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  1. Changes anger Disney's Club 33 membersRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Columbian

    ... including access to Disney parks and dining at the secretive Club 33 restaurant, tucked away in Disneyland's New Orleans Square. VIP cardholders, who don't need to be related to the member, enjoy those perks without the member present. But platinum ...


  2. Vital organist: Judd Nielsen says dancing is key to his keysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Brooklyn native Judd Nielsen will play his Hammond organ at his first performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 3. The concert will feature tracks from Nielsen's new album, "Blossom Showers," which he said is soulful music influenced by New Orleans, where he has spent some time and was inspired by the local musicians' commitment to filling dance floors. "Instead of trying to play to the head, they try to play to the soul, they're trying to get you to dance - that influenced my style a lot," said Nielsen, who grew up in Park Slope and now lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


  3. Los Goutos in Concert with Special Guest Jimmy Ryan December 26th...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 |

    Los Goutos delivers a musical concoction of folk, roots, rock, country, cajun, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, and more. Every song tells a story: sometimes a tragedy, sometimes a comedy, sometimes hard to tell the difference! For more than a decade, Jimmy Ryan has electrified the Boston music scene with his fusion of bluegrass pickin' and driving edge rock.


  4. Grand American Jazz, Blues and Food TourRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | A Welsh Born Icon

    Enjoy 2 nights in Chicago discovering the city's fabulous architecture and pulsing blues bars before boarding the City of New Orleans for a musical journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico with stops in Memphis and New Orleans. Visit Graceland, the fabled home of Elvis Presley, take a tour of Sun Studios where Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their hits, look out for basking alligators in the Louisiana Bayou and then sample the delights of New Orleans' French Quarter.


  5. Sunday Session: December 28, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... end of an era in music ( * Our Times: The Louis Armstrong childhood arrest that no one knew about ( New Orleans Times-Picayune ) * Sun Ra Memories by John Sinclair ( Iron Man Records ) * This orchestra is made from lamps and electricity ...


  6. Arms and the man: Devon Larratt is set to take on the world of pro arm wrestlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ottawa Citizen

    ... of him is a huge role in what he believes to be a sport on the verge of a breakout. In January, Larratt heads to New Orleans for the inaugural World Armwrestling League (WAL) championship. That event offers $150,000 U.S. in prize money across a ...


  7. See the Ohio State Buckeyes arrive in New Orleans for the College Football PlayoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The 350-seat double-decker 747 that the Buckeyes landed in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon dwarfed the Alabama charter that followed soon after, as Ohio State was delayed in leaving Columbus and pushed the arrivals of the two Sugar Bowl combatants closer together than planned. "That was the biggest plane I've ever been on in my life, the biggest plane I've ever seen," Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington said.


  8. Music in New Orleans for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014: Geno Delafose at Rock 'n' BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Times-Picayune

    Geno Delafose will make a rare Monday night appearance at Rock 'n' Bowl on Dec. 29, 2014. (Chelsea Brasted, On Monday, Dec. 29, the options for live music in New Orleans include an all-star trio at the Maple Leaf, a special Zydeco Night at Rock 'n' Bowl, and a host of regular Monday night gigs around town.


  9. Mobile's John Coltrane Christmas Party, a yearly musical highlight, set for SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Alabama Live

    ... an all-star group of musicians, often including some of the Mobile area's finest and/or special guests from New Orleans. As the name indicates, it started out with a heavy emphasis on the groundbreaking jazz of John Coltrane; it has gradually become ...


  10. Surprises down the festive Rabbit hole at Christmas Knees-UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Oxford Mail

    Stuart Macbeth prowls around the stage like a man possessed. Which of course he is - possessed with the hedonistic spirit of New Orleans jazz and blues.


  11. Music in New Orleans for Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014: Allen Toussaint at Snug HarborRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Times-Picayune

    On Sunday, Dec. 28, the options for live music in New Orleans include a Crescent City legend performing in an intimate room, a first-class jazz vocalist and a groove-centric trio. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and living treasury of New Orleans music just wrapped up a major cross-country tour of arts centers and theaters with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.


  12. Katie Whann and Laney Langenstein are joined by family and friends at 'Twilight in the Tuileries'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 |

    ... space a favorite with Parisians and visitors. On Saturday (Dec. 20), the garden's ambiance was recreated at the New Orleans Country Club for "Twilight in the Tuileries," a party held in honor of Katie Whann and Laney Langenstein. Hosted by their ...


  13. Review: Willie and Merle christen new roomRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | Reno Gazette-Journal

    ... they didn't have a ticket for the area. After burning through songs like 'Crazy,' 'Georgia on My Mind,' 'City of New Orleans' and 'I Gotta Get Drunk,' Nelson almost left the stage at the end for an encore, but turned right around after setting down ...


  14. The 2014 holiday music guideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2014 | The Telluride Watch

    From Christmas to New Years, everything you need to know Trombone Shorty, Peter Yarrow and Justin Towne Earle included in the holiday concerts in Telluride this year There are few honors greater for a New Orleans musician than playing the main stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the Sunday that closes []


  15. Funky Vinyl on the Block PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | WWOZ

    ... . My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today.


  16. Hurricane Katrina's legacy provides sobering note amid Ohio State's Sugar Bowl maniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 |

    All convention centers are intended to show their host city at its best. But in 2005, New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was one of the places where Americans saw the worst side of the exotic, sultry, strange, captivating city on nightly news shows around the country.


  17. The ReBirth Brass Band Union TransferRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 |

    ReBirth Brass Band is a New Orleans marching band ensemble that mixes funk and jazz with a tuba. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the Grammy-winning group has gone from being mainstays of the French Quarter to becoming recognized all over the world.


  18. Live Music: Let songs of the holiday season move youRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... celebrate. Port Angeles On Saturday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., the Yogoman Burning Band, with their Jamaica-New Orleans blend of rhythms, plays at 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Every Tuesday at The Lazy Moon Craft Tavern, 130 S. Lincoln St., Doug Parent ...


  19. The WilliesLET Congress Pay Your BillsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 24 | American Reporter

    ... most wanted to have a beer with, the World Trade Center might still be standing, we might not have invaded Iraq, New Orleans would still be the vibrant city it once was, there wouldn't be foreclosure signs stretching from sea to shining sea, gas ...


  20. DIARY: Dancing in the MoonlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Artforum Intl.

    ... the removal of at least one work. Luckily, it was a temperate winter solstice as the event concluded with a New Orleans-meets-Burning Man parade from the old museum to the new one under construction. Berkeley had recently been rocked with ...