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  • Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

    July 27, 2017 9:14 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. The... more »
  • Essence Festival 2018 dates announced

    July 26, 2017 3:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 24th annual Essence Festival returns to New Orleans next year after the official 4th of July holiday. Organizers on Wednesday said the dates for the 2018 event are July 5-8. The 2017 festival drew more than 470,000 attendees to its nightly concert... more »
  • Police searching for suspect in Thursday armed robbery

    July 21, 2017 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers are looking for a suspect in a home invasion on North Donmoor Avenue Thursday. According to an arrest record filed by the Baton Rouge Police Department, Shykeem Tyshawn McNeal is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and... more »
  • Rapper known as 'Webbie' arrested, hospitalized in Baton Rouge

    July 5, 2017 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 31-year-old old rapper known as “Webbie” was hospitalized and in the custody of Baton Rouge Police, WBRZ has learned. Police confirmed the entertainer was placed under arrest and was in an area hospital being treated for an unknown medial condition. A spokesperson for the... more »
  • Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

    June 8, 2017 8:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star's representative confirms her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday. Her official Instagram fan account, Taylor Nation, posted the news Thursday. Swift's five albums also... more »
  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

    May 27, 2017 3:52 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69. Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. In March... more »
  • Country star Alan Jackson selling home for $6.4 million

    May 9, 2017 10:40 AM

    CLARKESVILLE - Country music star Alan Jackson is selling his northern Georgia home for $6.4 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing an online real estate listing, says Jackson's lakefront home in Clarkesville, Georgia, comes with five bedrooms along with six full and three half bathrooms. The estate is gated with a... more »
  • Jazz Fest wraps with performances by Trombone Shorty, Meters

    May 7, 2017 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The seven-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up with hometown favorites Trombone Shorty and The Meters. Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue band close out the venue's Acura Stage Sunday while The Meters will be closing out the Gentilly Stage. Trombone Shorty, whose real name... more »
  • Jazz Fest opens after severe weather hits Sunday

    April 30, 2017 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals officials took precautions by delaying the event because of possible severe weather. According to WWL-TV , the festival's opening time on Sunday was delayed until 3 p.m.. Festival organizers announced the opening as it occurred Sunday afternoon. The new schedule showed... more »
  • Along with music, some how-to advice at a Jazz Fest event

    April 18, 2017 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation has announced plans for its 10th annual Sync Up event, which coincides with the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sync Up is a series of panel discussions, interviews, screenings and social events. It's designed to bring together music, film and... more »
  • Schedule for Bayou Country Superfest 2017 in Superdome announced

    April 13, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest 2017 announced the music schedule for the event on Thursday. The event is being held for the first time in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Superfest will be held May 26, 27 and 28 and will feature performances... more »
  • Baton Rouge Blues Festival offers a little bit of everything to everyone Play Video

    April 8, 2017 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Blues Festival kicked off the first day of the annual event on Saturday. The festival is celebrating its 35th year, and Frank Vine has been to every one of them. "I've been coming to it since the 80's when it used to... more »
  • 30 days and counting before 2017 Jazz Fest launch

    March 28, 2017 5:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's 30 days and counting until nearly 600 performers converge on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for the annual celebration of music known as Jazz Fest. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held over two weekends, April 28-30 and May 4-7 featuring... more »
  • Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

    March 18, 2017 8:05 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. He was 90. St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon... more »
  • Adele confirms marriage to partner Simon Konecki

    March 6, 2017 7:45 AM

    Adele has officially announced she and longtime partner Simon Konecki are married, weeks after hinting at a wedding. Adele casually dropped the news while chatting with the audience at her show in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday. She was discussing her song, "Someone Like You," which describes her feelings following a... more »
  • Elvis Presley's Graceland opening new entertainment complex

    March 2, 2017 9:38 AM

    MEMPHIS - A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open at Graceland in Memphis. Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late rock 'n' roll icon, is scheduled to appear at the grand opening of the... more »
  • Young worshipers flock to Denham Springs church for first time since flood Play Video

    February 15, 2017 11:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Songs of praise and worship rang out for the first time since the flood at the youth center of the Abundant Life Church Wednesday. A stage, music, and hundreds of kids flocked to the 180 Youth Center at the church. It was a much different scene six... more »
  • Taylor Swift's pre-Super Bowl show might be her only in 2017

    February 5, 2017 2:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Taylor Swift's pre-Super Bowl concert broke some news: She announced it may be her only concert of this year; she performed for the smallest number of fans in some time - 9,000 people is intimate for this pop star - and she sang her newest single live... more »
  • 'Hamilton' cast to sing at Super Bowl 51

    January 27, 2017 8:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical," will sing "America the Beautiful" during pregame festivities at Super Bowl 51, the NFL and Fox announced Friday. The performance by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo, who starred as the... more »
  • John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

    January 18, 2017 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Underwood and Urban are both up for Grammys this year. Underwood's "Church Bells" and Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" are nominated for best country solo performance.... more »
  • British singer George Michael dead at age 53

    December 25, 2016 6:40 PM

    LONDON - George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. Michael enjoyed immense popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol, delivering a series of hits... more »
  • Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

    December 8, 2016 7:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child. Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to the couple's son. According to a statement, both... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest 2017 announces New Orleans lineup

    December 1, 2016 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS –Event organizers announced the lineup for the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest which will be held in New Orleans on May 26. Saturday, May 27 Sunday, May 28 Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton ... more »
  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

    November 10, 2016 9:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Leonard Cohen, the gravelly-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter of "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82. Cohen's management said in a statement Thursday that he has passed away, and a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. No further details... more »
  • Supposed niece, others seek shares of Prince's estate

    October 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    CHASKA, Minn. - A Minnesota judge says he'll try to rule quickly whether Minnesota law entitles a purported niece, grandniece and nephew of Prince to shares of the late rock superstar's estate. Attorneys for Prince's siblings said at a hearing Friday that the purported family members' claims should be rejected... more »
  • Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music

    October 21, 2016 11:52 AM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material. "Prince 4Ever" is a 40-song compilation of his biggest hits from his Warner Bros. days along with the previously unreleased song "Moonbeam Levels," recorded in 1982. It's... more »
  • Lady Gaga to perform in Super Bowl halftime show

    September 29, 2016 9:09 PM

    NEW YORK - It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California.... more »
  • BET Hip-Hop Awards holds taping of show in Atlanta

    September 17, 2016 4:00 PM

    ATLANTA - Snoop Dogg hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards for three straight years. Now, the ultra-smooth West Coast rapper will be honored with the "I Am Hip Hop" award during BET's 11th annual award show Saturday. The event will be videotaped at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The... more »
  • Concerts, instruments, money help music survive after floods

    September 7, 2016 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Classical musicians are planning benefit concerts, an assistant professor of music in Mississippi is collecting instruments for Louisiana schools and a country music-affiliated charity is donating $30,000 - all to help make sure music survives the disastrous floods that hit south Louisiana in August. Musicians who lost... more »
  • Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Eric Church lead CMA nods

    August 31, 2016 11:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and budding newcomer Maren Morris are the leaders at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards. The three performers received five nominations each Wednesday. The CMAs will air live Nov. 2 on ABC in Nashville, Tennessee, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Stapleton is nominated for... more »
  • Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher creates rap for incoming students

    August 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    SKOKIE, Ill. - A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed's video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on... more »
  • Frank Ocean debuts 'Blonde,' his 1st album in 4 years

    August 20, 2016 11:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The wait for Frank Ocean's latest album is finally over. The singer's 17-track album "Blonde" was released on Saturday on Apple Music , one day after the R&B singer released a 45-minute "visual album" on the streaming service. "Blonde" is Ocean's second studio album and is his... more »
  • La. music legend Pete Fountain has died

    August 6, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana music legend Pete Fountain has died, WWL TV reported early Saturday. Fountain, a clarinetist, is known for his Half-Fast Walking Club, a musical troop that marches in Mardi Gras parades. Even in his 80's, Fountain joined his group this past Mardi Gras. Fountain, who... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Where will it go? Play Video

    August 4, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Since the announcement of Bayou Country Superfest not being held at Tiger Stadium for the next two years, many are questioning where it will go? Tiger Stadium will undergo off-season renovations to concession stands, bathrooms and other areas of the stadium, according to LSU Athletics. Joe... more »
  • Meet 'Unite for Our Heroes' performer Caleb Paul

    July 28, 2016 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Musician Caleb Paul performed during WBRZ's 'Unite for Our Heroes' telethon Thursday night. Paul, a former Baton Rouge Police officer, is a combat veteran. Paul was deployed during 2012-2013 to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. While in Afghanistan, Paul wrote songs and, when he returned home... more »
  • Queen: Trump wasn't authorized to use 'We Are the Champions'

    July 19, 2016 1:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Another musical act is telling Donald Trump to stop using their music. The classic rock band Queen posted a statement on Twitter on Tuesday saying they never approved Trump's use of "We Are the Champions" during the 2016 Republic National Convention. Before Melania Trump gave a speech... more »
  • LSU student gets his stolen instruments back Play Video

    June 4, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four stolen musical instruments are back in the hands of their owner tonight, thanks to Baton Rouge Police detectives. Last month, we told you the story of an LSU student musician who had multiple musical instruments stolen. Friday, he got them back. Police found Thomas... more »
  • 2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend

    May 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total. Organizers say in a news release that approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates during the festival, which runs over two weekends. In... more »
  • Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

    April 28, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy downpours, punctuated by lightning and thunder, soaked the start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the premier music festival in New Orleans. The rain and mud on Thursday though did not dampen the spirits of many music lovers - some... more »
  • Boudin to crawfish, food also stars at Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2016 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - From cochon de lait po-boys to pecan catfish meuniere, food is almost as important at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as the music. Thousands of people flocked to stands selling food and drinks distinctive to southern Louisiana on Sunday. Katrina Kiernan was eating a soft-shelled... more »
  • Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent

    April 13, 2016 4:20 PM

    NASHVILLE - Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws critics say discriminate against LGBT people. But anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence. New laws in North Carolina and Mississippi have drawn... more »
  • Attorney likens LSU band director's administrative leave to a witch-hunt Play Video

    April 6, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney representing one of LSU's band directors, Roy King, said King was put on administrative leave because of a witch-hunt jealous colleagues are conducting. "It's a travesty," Jill Craft said about King's leave. King directs the Tiger Marching Band where he serves as the primary... more »
  • French Quarter Festival reveals 2016 lineup

    February 17, 2016 5:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Considered to be the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world, the free French Quarter Festival is bringing several first-time artists to this year's lineup that spans musical genres from Zydeco to blues to rock and soul. Organizers released the schedule Wednesday for the April... more »
  • Producer says Grammys doesn't have Oscars diversity issue

    February 15, 2016 9:41 AM

    LOS ANGELES- A veteran Grammys executive producer says his awards show does not have a diversity issue like the Oscars and that it is not fair to compare the two programs. Ahead of Monday's show, news outlets reported that the Grammys could be under fire since it planned to pay... more »
  • BR Blues Festival releases 2016 lineup

    January 28, 2016 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Blues players from across the globe will jam in early April for the 22nd Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Organizers with the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation said the free festival will include internationally-recognized performers as well as local blues legends. Ten of the performers have previously... more »
  • Trade a new, used instrument for tickets to hear Manilow

    January 27, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is trying to help spur donations of musical instruments to the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans. Manilow plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch the instrument drive and anyone who donates a new or gently used instrument between now and Friday... more »
  • JazzFest lineup for 2016 includes Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg

    January 19, 2016 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Stevie Wonder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and Snoop Dogg are among the performers joining the crowd in New Orleans for the 2016 JazzFest. Organizers released the full lineup for the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, which runs on consecutive weekends starting Apr.... 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 »
  • Obamas, Bidens share favorite holiday tunes on Spotify

    December 23, 2015 3:52 PM

    HONOLULU - Just in time for Christmas, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify. Topping the list for Obama and his wife, Michelle, is "O Tannenbaum" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio as featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Biden and his... more »
  • 2 SW Louisiana stations playing nothing but Christmas

    November 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas - and nothing but Christmas - on two southwest Louisiana radio stations. KBIU-FM and KHLA-FM are playing only Christmas music until Dec. 26. At KHLA, brand manager and on-air personality Gary Shannon tells the American Press that "all Christmas... more »
  • 2016 Bayou Country Superfest tickets go on sale Tuesday

    November 17, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Music fans are getting ready for one of the biggest concerts of the year. Bayou Country Superfest tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets are available through various outlets including the Bayou Country Superfest website , ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800)-745-3000.... more »
  • Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to Toussaint

    November 11, 2015 1:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Mick Jagger and Robbie Robertson are paying tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote "Southern Nights," ''Mother-in-Law" and many other hits. "He was such an influential songwriter and performer," Jagger tweeted Wednesday. Early in their career, the Rolling Stones covered Toussaint's "Pain... more »
  • Final day of Voodoo Fest canceled due to rain

    November 1, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- The final day of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experienced has been canceled because of "dangerous weather conditions," the festival announced Sunday morning. "Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards... more »
  • Cool Schools: Westside Junior High Band Play Video

    October 27, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Westside Junior High Band is quickly becoming one of the best school bands in the area. The band's director, David Will, has been teaching music at the school for four years. His lessons teach the students to love the music they play. "The biggest thing is trying... more »
  • Essence announces dates for 2016 festival in New Orleans

    October 21, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Next year's Essence Festival will heat up New Orleans' summer, beginning June 30. Organizers Wednesday announced the event's official dates: Thursday, June 30, through Sunday, July 3. Independence Day falls on a Monday in 2016. Essence has not yet announced any talent for the annual event held... more »
  • Tickets for Buku Music + Art Project go on sale Thursday

    September 10, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Buku Music + Art Project returns to New Orleans in the spring. Organizers said Wednesday the fifth annual hip-hop and electronic dance music festival is scheduled March 11-12, 2016, at Mardi Gras World, the warehouse where the city's Carnival floats are made. Discounted early-bird tickets go... more »
  • This DJ saved the stormy night at Tiger Stadium Play Video

    September 8, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There may be, perhaps, a silver lining in Saturday's canceled football game. People who tried to wait for the weather to pass have gone to social media to thank the DJ at Tiger Stadium for keeping people entertained as a 30-minute rain delay turned into a... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • One dead after tent collapses at music festival

    August 2, 2015 6:05 PM

    WOOD DALE, Ill. - One person has died and several people are injured after a tent collapsed at a festival in suburban Chicago. A tent at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest collapsed during a storm on Sunday afternoon. Wood Dale Deputy Police Chief Mike Rivas told the newspaper that one... more »
  • Burglars sought after three churches broken into Play Video

    July 27, 2015 5:07 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said surveillance video gave them a look at two men who broke into a trio of churches and stole electronics and musical instruments this past weekend in West Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said St. Paul's Baptist Church, New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and Greater... 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 »
  • 'Callin' Baton Rouge' is Garth's favorite, too Play Video

    July 10, 2015 11:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Garth Brooks may be playing in New Orleans, but Baton Rouge is the Louisiana city close to his heart. He's in Louisiana this weekend for the first time in about two decades. His first of four sold-out shows with wife, Trisha Yearwood, played out Friday night in... more »
  • 2015 Essence Festival draws almost half a million

    July 6, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly half a million people attended this year's Essence Festival held in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. That's about 50,000 less than last year when participants marked the festival's 20th anniversary with performances by Prince, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae and... more »
  • Grateful Dead going on final tour

    June 27, 2015 6:37 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead are getting ready to launch their farewell mini-tour in Northern California, where the legendary jam band got its start 50 years ago. The first of the Dead's five "Fare Thee Well" shows is scheduled for Saturday night at... more »
  • Kenny Neal and the Southern Soul Blues Festival Play Video

    May 28, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Soul Blues Festival is right around the corner. This morning Kenny Neal stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek a sample of what you can expect to hear and see at the event. Neal is one of the most famous blues musicians... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest kicks off

    May 23, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands filled LSU's Death Valley to enjoy the first night of Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday. Country music fans were delighted with an array of performances from Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Colt Ford, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Chesney. "It's just a fun experience... more »
  • Taylor Swift rings in super music festival weekend

    May 23, 2015 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A vibrant Taylor Swift took the stage in the middle of Tiger Stadium Friday night to a loud applause and screams from thousands of fans who filled the stadium. Wearing a purple skirt and bright jacket, Swift performed her 1989 tour to the audience. The concert... more »
  • Heavy traffic around LSU for music weekend

    May 22, 2015 9:19 PM

    Interstate traffic seems to be clearing up on traffic cameras near Baton Rouge. Inside the city around Louisiana State University is where there seems to be a lot of build up. You should expect heavy traffic on Highland Road and Nicholson Drive through the weekend. Portions of Burbank Drive... more »
  • Gonzales jambalaya festival Play Video

    May 22, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tens of thousands of jambalaya junkies will invade Gonzales Friday, for the legendary jambalaya festival. It's the annual south Louisiana start of summer, food, and fun. This morning News 2's John Pastorek was in Gonzalez learning more about the celebration. People from all over Louisiana will be... more »
  • Taylor Swift, Superfest fans warned about traffic changes

    May 21, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With two concerts this weekend in Baton Rouge, city-parish officials warned drivers and music lovers Thursday to be aware of traffic changes around LSU. Taylor Swift performs Friday night as part of her 1989 World Tour at Tiger Stadium, while country music stars will hit the... more »
  • Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

    May 2, 2015 12:46 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King's longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King's affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted... more »
  • Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

    April 30, 2015 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed and dancers carrying... more »
  • British rockers coming to Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2015 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The British are coming to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time and will close the festival's largest stage at... more »
  • R&B legend Percy Sledge laid to rest in BR Play Video

    April 21, 2015 4:55 PM

    BAKER - Hundreds of family and friends mourned the loss of R&B legend Percy Sledge, known for the iconic song "When a Man Loves a Woman." As mourners said goodbye to Sledge those closest to him shared stories of the past shedding light on the man behind the music.... more »
  • Ascension Parish Music Jam Play Video

    April 15, 2015 9:33 AM

    ASCENSION- Whether you're a fan of swamp-pop or music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the Ascension Music Jam will have something for you. The seven hour music concert features bands exclusively from Ascension Parish. This is the inaugural music jam, It was started to showcase some of the... more »
  • Taylor Swift says her mother is battling cancer

    April 9, 2015 12:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Taylor Swift revealed to her fans that her mother has cancer. Swift wrote about the news in a post on her Tumblr on Thursday, which her representative confirmed. Swift said she wants to keep the details private, but said her mother wanted her fans to know what... more »
  • Blues legend B.B. King tells fans he's leaving hospital

    April 7, 2015 2:43 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues patriarch B.B. King is telling fans he's feeling better and will be released from a hospital Tuesday. The 89-year-old musician's daughter, Claudette King, told the Los Angeles Times that he had been hospitalized since the weekend for treatment of dehydration caused by Type 2 diabetes.... more »
  • Lions Club's Cochon de Lait Play Video

    April 3, 2015 8:49 AM

    LUTCHER- The Lions Club's Big Cochon de Lait and Car Show is coming up next weekend in Lutcher. Larry Roussel and his nephews, Michael McCreary and Patrick Rome, stopped by 2une In this morning to tell us a little bit more about the event and show us what kind of... more »
  • Concert to benefit EBR Schools Play Video

    March 26, 2015 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- You can watch people of all ages present the gift of music coming up at the Music in our Schools Benefit Concert Friday night. "The purpose of this concert is to let the community know what's going on in our schools," said Wayne Talbot, the East Baton... more »
  • Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    March 4, 2015 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. They join Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Shorty, among others, on its main stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans over... 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 »
  • Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

    February 9, 2015 2:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Sam Smith's soulful sound and heartbreaking songs resonated with fans - and his breakthrough was solidified when he took home three of the top four Grammy Awards on Sunday, though Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year. "I want to thank the man... more »
  • Single-day tickets on sale for Superfest

    February 5, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers announced Thursday that single-day ticket sales for Bayou Country Superfest were now open. The two-day ticket package for the May 23-24 music festival at LSU Tiger Stadium are still available, according to a Superfest press release. This year's festival will see country music stars... more »
  • Lenny Kravitz added to 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    February 3, 2015 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a 10-year hiatus, rocker Lenny Kravitz returns to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Producers of the festival announced Tuesday that Kravitz is scheduled to perform Sunday, May 3. He last performed at the festival in 2004. Kravitz joins a lineup that includes Elton John,... more »
  • Next generation of dancers perform at the Manship Play Video

    January 29, 2015 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see the next generation of great dancers, you should attend Of Moving Colors 6th annual Kick It Out community production. It's this weekend at the Manship Theatre. "The students are working with all professional dancers," Development Director Nancy Little told News 2's... more »
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... more »
  • The Who, Elton John among 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    January 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of The Who, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga should make plans to head to New Orleans in April. Organizers for the 46th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival released their lineup Monday for the 2015 music festival. The annual event covers... more »
  • Joe Cocker dies at 70

    December 22, 2014 1:28 PM

    LONDON - British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades. Cocker was known for a memorable Woodstock performance and cover of the Beatles' "With a... more »
  • Cool Schools: Spanish Lake Primary Play Video

    November 25, 2014 7:47 AM

    GEISMAR - Louisiana is known for its live music. Playing instruments, signing and dancing are all part of our heritage. 5th graders at Spanish Lake Primary School in Ascension Parish are getting a head start on the tradition by learning to play ukulele. "They are in the classroom all... more »
  • Preserving Louisiana history, culture at the Cajun Music Festival Play Video

    November 20, 2014 7:32 AM

    GONZALES - The Cajun Music Festival is helping preserve Louisiana's history, food, music and dancing. Amelia Nolan and Roland Doucet joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning with all the details. You can attend the festival Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo... more »

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