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  • Bette Midler to perform at Oscars for first time

    February 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Bette Midler will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler's booking Wednesday. The show's producers declined to say what number Midler will perform. As the team behind the films "Chicago" and "Hairspray," producers Craig Zadan and... more »
  • BRHS choir gets Ash Wednesday papal audience Play Video

    February 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Students from Baton Rouge performed for Pope Benedict XVI during an Ash Wednesday papal audience today at the Vatican. Members of the Baton Rouge High School Festival Singers performed a Papal address. Faculty members said they were in Italy for a choral tour when they... more »
  • Stevie Wonder to perform in N.O.

    January 25, 2013 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers heading to New Orleans Super Bowl weekend. The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening preceding the big game. A spokeswoman for the... more »
  • Timberlake to perform at pre-Super Bowl party

    January 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl. Timberlake has signed on to perform during "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night," held Feb. 2 in New Orleans. The singer recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie," featuring Jay-Z,... more »
  • Angola inmates perform "The Life of Jesus Christ" Play Video

    May 2, 2012 5:36 PM

    ANGOLA- Convicted murderers and armed robbers will portray the lives of Jesus and his disciples in the first ever American performance of "The Life of Jesus Christ," a play originally written by Peter Huntley. The inmates, alongside offenders from Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, worked more than a year... more »
  • Band arrested after blocking LA freeway to perform

    October 12, 2010 2:28 PM

    A rock band is set to face the music after blocking a freeway in Los Angeles and performing on top of its trailer. Authorities say the van of the "Imperial Stars" blocked four of the five lanes, causing a mile-long traffic jam. Three of the musicians climbed on... more »
  • La. hires independent administrator for oil claims

    June 24, 2010 5:54 AM

    Louisiana has hired an independent administrator to perform a comprehensive review of BP's oil spill claims process. Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. will also look at the effect of social, human, and workforce development services on the process. They will also provide technical support and consulting for negotiations for claims... more »
  • Janet Jackson to perform at Essence Festival

    March 30, 2010 7:05 AM

    Janet Jackson will perform at this summer's Essence Music Festival. The festival lineup already includes Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys. The appearance will be Jackson's first full performance since her 2008 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The festival will be held in New Orleans July 2,... more »

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