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  1. Jazz Fest in New Orleans steps into high gear with The WhoRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. The Who, the iconic British rock band led by singer and guitar player Pete Townshend, is taking center stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday.

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  2. Cavs close in on series sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Arab Times

    ... in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Klay Thompson had 28 points for the Warriors, who ...

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  3. Friday at Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Producer Quint Davis with the family of artist Bruce Brice, whose likeness was added to the Jazz Fest Ancestors. Lightning and heavy rains caused the early closing of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 's opening day.

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  4. Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlighted a worldwide spectrum of musical influences, - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff. Headlining the day's biggest stage is country music star Keith Urban, who festival producer Quint Davis describes as one of the world's "monster rock-blues-country guitar players."

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  5. Rain cuts the music short on Day 1 of Jazz Fest in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--MaryAnn Russell dances with Doug Dirt by the Fais Do-Do Stage on the first day of Jazz Fest in New Orleans, La. Friday, April 24, 2015.

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  6. Live music continues late night into morning at Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The music doesn't stop just because the concerts stop at 7 p.m. at the Jazz Fest Fair Grounds. The party atmosphere in the Crescent City continues throughout the night for the traditional lineup of late night shows associated with the New Orleans Jazz Fest & Heritage Festival, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup at the legendary Tipitina's also includes The Greyboy Allstars performing Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Axis: Bold as Love" and Grupo Fantasma plus The M&M's ; Galactic and Con Brio plus Robert Randolph & the Family Band ; and JJ Grey & Mofro and Pimps of Joytime .

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  7. The Debate for NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Only Gets Tougher from HereRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    ... connecting on only 23.8 percent of their attempts at the iron against Davis in their first-round series against New Orleans. Unlike Green, Davis isn't the quintessential guard-everyone defender. But he comes pretty darn close and will inevitably get ...

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  8. Dancing in the rain with Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers at New Orleans Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    All day, I'd been looking forward to Lil' Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers' close-out set on Friday at New Orleans Jazz Fest 's Sheraton Fais Do-Do stage. Just a few weeks ago, Lil' Nathan's dad, Nathan Williams, had the floorboards shaking at Rock 'n' Bowl, with his band, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas.

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  9. National Weather Service warns Jazz Fest attendees to prepare for...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    A strong thunderstorm moving into New Orleans late Friday afternoon prompted a special warning from National Weather Service forecasters for those attending the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds in Gentilly. The National Weather Service issued a special plea Friday afternoon to those attending the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds in the Gentilly neighborhood to move immediately to shelter from a dangerous thunderstorm moving into the area.

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  10. Navy Week sails into New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    SOLA: NOLA NAVY WEEK 2015 IS NOW FULL STEAM AHEAD. SHIPS FROM GREAT BRITAIN, CANADA, AND THE U.S. ARE LINED UP ALONG THE BANKS OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

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  11. New Orleans' smoking ban takes effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WYFF-TV Greenville

    ... (starting Friday!) didn't want its waiters and musicians to have to breathe smoke to do their jobs anymore. The New Orleans City Council passed its ban against smoking in most places across the city -- including bars, casinos and restaurants -- in ...

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  12. Natchez steamboat historic ride down MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    ... the last of the steamboats," said Chris Rieder, a 71-year-old Mississippi captain and pilot instructor with the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association. Year-round, the elegant steamboat sits moored in front of the bustling French ...

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  13. Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society will reopenRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    ... for his musical taste. He booked musicians associated with virtually the entire jazz continuum, from traditional New Orleans and swing, to be bop, post-bop and the avant-garde. The venue's reputation also spread internationally via albums recorded ...

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  14. Kidd Jordan celebrated a lifetime of 'free jazz' flights at New Orleans Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Kidd Jordan & the Improvisational Arts Quintet perform in the Zatarain's / WWOZ Jazz Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans on Friday, April 24, 2015 in New Orleans. . The Jazz Tent was the place to be if you wanted to hear a New Orleans version of the blazing, fully improvised style pioneered in the 1960s by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and other titans.

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  15. Premiere: listen to 'Siren Song' from Hildegard's debut albumRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

    Throughout their many projects, New Orleans musicians Sasha Masakowski and Cliff Hines have explored and discovered new sounds in contemporary and more traditional jazz scenes, from Masakowski's internationally acclaimed vocal prowess to Hines' radical experiments with bands and artists throughout the city and beyond. With their latest joint venture Hildegard , bandleaders Masakowski and Hines - joined by drummer G. Maxwell Zemanovic, bassist Max Moran and guitarist John Maestas - find inspiration in progressive, experimental rock and art pop.

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  16. Escape the chill: Best northern hemisphere cities to visit in SpringRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Most people associate springtime travel with crazy parties like spring break, but these five cities are perfect for visiting this season - and will leave you without the boozy side effects. Mark Twain once said "In America, there is New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.

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  17. Live updates from the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest, Friday April 24, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    It was a beautiful day for sitting in the grass and listening to Phish on the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on Saturday, April 26, 2014. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com Starting Friday, we will be reporting live from the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival .

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  18. Stumble into these 6 glorious jazz acts for some New Orleans Jazz Fest joyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    Nicholas Payton brings his trio to perform at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's Jazz Tent at 4:10 p.m. Friday, April 24. , White brings astounding chops, great bands, and brilliant arrangements to every Jazz Fest. If he is playing, it's virtually a guarantee that you will pass a good time.

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  19. New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard takes on tragedy with 'Breathless'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... the first single, "Soldiers," is dominated by keyboards, electric guitar solos and a funk beat. PJ Morton, the New Orleans-born R&B singer who tours as Maroon 5's keyboardist, guests on several cuts, including a Prince-like cover of Les McCann's ...

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  20. Jazz Fest opening day features variety of musicRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Times

    Jazz Fest opening day features variety of music Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: NEW ORLEANS - Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff. Headlining the day's biggest stage is country music star Keith Urban, who festival producer Quint Davis describes as one of the world's "monster rock-blues-country guitar players."

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