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  • Donaldsonville to spend $1M renovating 200-year-old park

    July 5, 2016 9:30 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A $1 million renovation of a 200-year-old park in the heart of Donaldsonville will make it the future home of regional festivals - like the Rural Roots of Jazz Fest. The renovation of Crescent Park - created in 1806, the same year the city was founded by an... more »
  • Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

    January 1, 2016 12:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died. Publicist Maureen O'Connor says Cole died Thursday night. She was 65. O'Connor had no details about how or where Cole died. Cole had battled drug problems and hepatitis... more »
  • New Orleans to pay tribute to the great Allen Toussaint

    November 20, 2015 5:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- This city of music is preparing to give a fitting farewell to musical legend Allen Toussaint who died earlier this month at the age of 77. Throngs of fans, fellow musicians, friends and family were expected to make their way Friday morning to the Orpheum Theater in downtown... more »
  • Newport Jazz Festival to mark Miles Davis' 60th anniversary

    July 26, 2015 12:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Miles Davis wasn't even listed in the program book when he appeared for the first time at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, but he made his presence felt with a career-reviving performance in an all-star jam session. This year's program book is Miles-centric as the... more »
  • Beloved jazz steamboat, Natchez, turns 40

    April 12, 2015 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Natchez steamboat turns 40 years old on Monday. And all is well. The captain still barks his orders to the pilot in the wheelhouse through a megaphone; the calliope is still going and folks from all over the world throng its decks. Best of all, its... more »
  • Deadline approaching for entries in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest has received over 2,000 entries since 2010 and has contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships. Entries for this year's contest are due this week. The theme is ‘Louisiana's Music'. "Louisiana has such a rich, vibrant music history from New Orleans... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
  • Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

    July 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103. Family friend Regina Dillings says the trumpeter died Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades. His ability to read... more »
  • Jazz Fest's 2nd weekend opens today

    May 1, 2014 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Samba, bossa nova and Brazilian rock and rap are among the musical genres on tap at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which is presenting a mini-festival celebrating Brazil's culture and the similarities to its host city. Not only known for its promotion of New... more »
  • New Orleans jazz fest unveils full schedule

    March 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has unveiled its much-anticipated cubes. The easy-to-read, cube-format schedule released Tuesday contains performance times and stages for the seven days of Jazz Fest. The cubes help festivalgoers navigate from stage to stage at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.... more »
  • Learn the importance of music with Music in our Schools Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Renee Chatelain, the executive director of the Manship Theatre, and Andy Pizzo, a band director and jazz tromboner visited 2une In Monday to talk about Music in our Schools. Some of the top student and faculty talents in East Baton Rouge Parish will be showcased on... more »
  • Paralyzed saxophone player gets his sound back Play Video

    September 17, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saxophonist Wessel "Warmdaddy" Anderson is able to play again, after recovering from a stroke that left the right side of his body paralyzed. "The worst thing is probably, actually, getting into a hospital and understanding that you cannot move," he explained. "I didn't believe I'd be... more »
  • Young musicians cling to Cajun, zydeco traditions

    April 26, 2013 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cajun band T'Monde are young, but they like their music old. The band of 20-somethings opened the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday with century-old, fiddle-heavy Cajun tunes. As music fans wielding folding chairs and umbrellas filed through the gates of the... more »
  • Millsap leads Jazz over Hornets

    January 30, 2013 10:59 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the... more »
  • Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac to headline Jazz Fest

    January 17, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Daryl Hall and John Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The outdoor spring music festival spans seven days over two weekends and features hundreds of Louisiana artists in such genres... more »

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