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4 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Young jazz enthusiasts learn from New Orleans musicians

It's the first ever workshop like it in the lake area. Young jazz enthusiasts had the opportunity to learn from some of New Orleans' pros in a unique atmosphere.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Lake Charles, LA

20 hrs ago | National Public Radio

The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited

It also helped jazz cross over to a larger audience; quite a few flower children bought Impulse albums.

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Related Topix: Henry Butler, Jazz, Steven Bernstein, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane

22 hrs ago | All About Jazz

Bonerama at the Governors Island Beach Club

Bonerama Governers Island Beach Club NolaFunk's 1st Annual Crawfish & Music Fest Governors Island, NY June 27, 2014 Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Those who speak French know what the phrase means.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Jazz

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

The Last Hombres - Odd Fellows Rest

Stimulating in its willingness to try new things, yet reassuring that the Last Hombres - who'd somehow remained silent for some 10 years - remain as standard bearers for the Band's rootsy brand of mythmaking.

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Related Topix: The Band, Pop/Rock, Jazz

Examiner.com

Ivan Neville brings Dumpstaphunk to Little Rock

New Orleans funk rockers Dumpstaphunk brought their high energy show to the Rev Room in Little Rock on Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Funk, Jazz, The Neville Brothers, Pop/Rock, Ozark, AR

Dallas Morning News

Archibald Motley show gives a glimpse into a legend's life

Born in New Orleans in 1891, he spent most of his life in Chicago, growing up black in a predominantly white neighborhood, the son of a Pullman porter and an educator turned housewife.

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Related Topix: Jazz, African-American, Duke University, Opinion, Entertainment

KUAT-TV Tucson

Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music

This program, hosted by Harry Connick Jr., features Louisiana's biggest music stars performing the popular song "You Are My Sunshine, " originally recorded by country star and former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.

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Related Topix: Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Louisiana, Trombone Shorty

Fri Jul 11, 2014

NOLA.com

'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,' with New Orleans on the route, debuts in October on HBO

The epic road trip that brought Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to Preservation Hall in May for a blowout concert that closed down St. Peter Street is headed for an October premiere date on HBO .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nirvana, Grunge, Television

Herald Gazette

Big Easy, Big Apple music goes Velvet

The Velvet Lounge music series at Rock City CafA©, 316 Main St., will present live music Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. On Friday, the Velvet Lounge will present B. Singer, who splits his time between the coastal mountains of Maine and the sweet and gritty city of New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Cherryfield, ME, York, ME

NOLA.com

Terminally ill man who inspired readers by throwing a wake for himself in New Orleans has died

Louis Misko, a Biloxi native and San Diego resident with terminal cancer who threw a wake for himself in New Orleans in April, has died.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz

NOLA.com

2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival lineup includes Los Lobos, Valerie June, Denise LaSalle

In the heat of a Louisiana July, the cool breezes of autumn seem a long way away indeed.

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Related Topix: Denise Lasalle, Blues, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Financial Times

Desire for a new direction

Open a copy of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright's lyrical description of the 1940s New Orleans in which it is set: a poor quarter with "raffish charm", houses with rickety galleries and "quaintly ornamented gables".

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Music!, Jazz

Miami New Times

Overtown Music & Arts Festival: 'This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho'

Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Jazz, African-American

National Journal

Three diehard Saints fans during the miraculous 2010 championship....

If you are someone who loves visiting New Orleans for the great food, terrific jazz, and unparalleled nightlife, or for the unique history and architecture, and you don't want that idyllic image complicated in any way, you should probably avoid the film.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, Jazz, POV, Entertainment, Television, Austin, TX, Emmy Awards

NOLA.com

The Tin Men band is set to rock the Abita River Amphitheater: Abita Town Talk

"One of the most interesting bands to emerge from New Orleans in years," is how Josh Cohen of Offbeat Magazine described The Tin Men.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Abita Springs, LA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Best of the rest, week of July 10-16

Hits from the musical genre known as ragtime -- which was popular back in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, especially in St. Louis and New Orleans -- will be played throughout Greenfield Village at the Ragtime Street Fair.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Michigan

Wall Street Journal

Blues on the River, Plus a Singing Duke

The expert baritone and car-chase specialist is such a resourceful, multidimensional performer that he hardly needs to anchor himself to a conceit like a Ratpack tribute.

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Related Topix: Vocal, The Rat Pack, George Jones, Country, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Jazz, Hume, NY, France, Europe, World News

The Advocate

Rotary Downs: Progressive rock from the Crescent City

Photo by CORD MCPHAIL -- Rotary Downs members are, back row from left, Zack Smith, James Marler and Jason Rhein; front row, Chris Colombo, Alex Smith and Anthony Cuccia.

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Related Topix: Anthony, Pop/Rock, Orleans, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Entertainment

EDGE

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stolen hearts are all the rage. Director Tony Simotes, with a genial stroke of genius, has stolen all our hearts as he transplants Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" into New Orleans in the heart of its own jazz age.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theater, Jazz

Loudoun Times

Dixie Power Trio to perform in Leesburg July 13

With their mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions, the Dixie Power Trio will charm with their zany wit.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Leesburg, VA

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