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  1. This Week in Cultural Clicks: Benjamin Britten, Billie Holiday, and Bill MurrayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The New Yorker

    ... Jazz," in which Holiday was to play Bessie Smith. Szwed also traces an offshoot of that project, the 1947 movie "New Orleans," an altogether more conventional Hollywood production about jazz musicians that features Holiday in the unfortunate role of ...


  2. Philharmonic announces 2015-16 seasonRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | The Times-Tribune

    ... "Piano Concerto in F," performed by pianist Orion Weiss. The Philharmonic's first pop show of the season, "New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong," will be held Oct. 16 at the Performing Arts Center at Dallas High School, and Oct. 17 at the ...


  3. Tennessee Williams: Writer. Poet. Painter?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Washington Post

    ... again. Now, 32 years after his death in 1983, those paintings have finally been collected for an exhibition in New Orleans, another of his adopted homes. The paintings provide insight into the sensual dreamscape that lived within Williams and that ...


  4. What qualifies as New Orleans music? It's not just the old sounds: Kristin DiableRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2012 | The Times-Picayune

    ... It has received generally positive reviews. But some observers have questioned my right to call myself a "New Orleans artist" who makes "New Orleans music." This is not the first time I've heard this short-sighted conversation about what should or ...


  5. Guest commentary: Louisiana Must Build Its Own National Blues MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Advocate

    ... a $15 million dollar Grammy Museum. The Grammys did not originate in Mississippi, but the blues did begin in New Orleans, which is why our lack of effort is bewildering. Here in Louisiana, there hasn't been as much as a whisper to reclaim our ...


  6. Artist Profile: Laith al-Saadi keeps it 'Real'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Michigan Daily Online

    ... a month, spreading his music to other Michigan locales like Traverse City and to states such as California and New Orleans. Sitting down with the local guitarist and singer, I asked him when he decided to take this path. "I don't think I decided ...


  7. TRAXRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Pasadena Weekly

    ... quintet's third album is a happy funk feast abundantly spiced with blues, electronic effects, rock drive and and New Orleans grooves, demonstrating why the Pimps have become jamband festival favorites. Highlights: the ambitious, ...


  8. BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's Latest 'Clip Joint'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 |

    ... as "The most dignified presentation she ever got from Hollywood." There were musical numbers from the film New Orleans (photo right, released in 1947) for which, much to the horror of her friends, she played a uniformed maid (who sang.) Louis ...


  9. MoreRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Tri-City Voice

    ... many different musical forms and has stood the test of time, says Butler, a trombonist, who performed with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, among other credits. Jazz is considered our musical treasure the way classical music is the treasure of ...


  10. Jay Meehan: Postmodern passionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Park Record

    ... from the manner in which they musically float you above Paris to the fashion by which you next find yourself in New Orleans, is offhand. Telegraphing punches is not their thing. It should be mentioned, however, that, with the Hot Sardines, none of ...


  11. Billie Holiday Nominated For 'Walk Of Fame' Plaque On Broad StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | CBS Local

    ... Fagan, 1915 - 1959) pays close attention to Louis Armstrong (1900 - 1971). They are both appearing in the film, 'New Orleans' directed by Arthur Lubin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


  12. IndieGoGo campaign to inject romance back into NOLA with Going Due South beginsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Digital Post Production

    ... comedy Going Due South . Arlotta produces alongside Carol Eisenrauch. The romantic comedy, set to shoot in New Orleans later this year, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. An up-and-coming reality TV producer travels to the Big Easy ...


  13. Funeral plans set for B.J. Crosby, New Orleans-born Broadway, jazz singerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 |

    ... (April 12) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dubois Cook Theater on the Dillard University campus. Born Joanne Crayton in New Orleans, she was known professionally as B.J. Crosby or Lady BJ. Her stage credits included "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber ...


  14. Playlist: Paying tribute to Billie HolidayRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | WWWM-FM Toledo

    ... singing with Laura Mvula on his new album Interlude, is clearly on intimate terms with Holiday's 1946 original. New Orleans band brings out the Delta in this 1939 Holiday blues on its 2013 My Dearest Dark Neighbor album. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward ...


  15. Author Janet Arlotta to Write, Produce Going Due South Rom-ComRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 |

    Acclaimed author Janet Arlotta , a semi-finalist in Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest, will write and produce the romantic comedy Going Due South. The romantic comedy, set to shoot in New Orleans later this year, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.


  16. Apollo Theater Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Renowned Jazz...Read the original story

    Saturday Apr 4 | Mi2n

    The Apollo Theater announced its new artistic partnership with renowned jazz musician Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which will include a range of major contemporary annual themed events and programs that will celebrate the origins of jazz, the continued innovations within the genre and build a younger audience for the art form. Under the multi-year partnership Mayfield will serve as Jazz Artist-in-Residence actively overseeing multiple presentations on the Apollo's Mainstage, Soundstage space and in New Orleans at Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's new home, The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.


  17. New Orleans StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Okie Funk

    I gave a presentation at the Popular Culture Association National Conference in New Orleans this week nearly 10 years after hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. I have not been here since 2007, and there is a remarkable physical difference between then and now.


  18. Irvin Mayfield, N.O. Jazz Orchestra partner with Apollo TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 |

    Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra have entered into a multi-year partnership with the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Mayfield and Apollo executive producer Mikki Shepard announced the new collaboration during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, the Jazz Orchestra's new Central City home, on Thursday .


  19. Airport Codes: Three Letters And A Few Unsolved MysteriesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... city and the airport's history." For example, the code MSY belongs to Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. Nick Crohn says that one is his personal favorite. His website explains that the code is inspired by aviator John Moisant. ...


  20. Two new special concerts announced at Preservation Hall: Clint Maedgen and a tribute to George LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 |

    The Times-Picayune named Preservation Hall one of its top 10 live music venues for 2015 . Presenting traditional jazz for more than 50 years, the hall has long been a site of pilgrimage for those who appreciate the singular American art form as it sounded when it was first evolving, in New Orleans, at the turn of the last century.