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International Jazz Day: Learn about the history of jazz from Harlem to New Orleans, through these American museums

America is considered the birthplace of jazz and the genre is known as the "classical music of America"

Published on 30th April 2021
Ellis Marsalis (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File)

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis, father of Wynton and Branford, dies at 85

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.

Published on 2nd April 2020
A nearly deserted Bourbon Street (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Party's over: New Orleans goes from 'Let the good times roll' to 'Wash your hands'

A week ago, revellers were jamming bars in the French Quarter and New Orleans' Irish Channel while hotels, taverns and restaurants looked ahead to what is usually a lucrative festival season.

Published on 21st March 2020
Mardi Gras in New Orleans (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Parties, parades across New Orleans celebrate end of Mardi Gras season, tinged by tragedy

Dressed in sequined costumes, grooving to the rhythm of marching bands and clutching at strands of shiny beads, people in New Orleans celebrated the end of Mardi Gras season.

Published on 26th February 2020
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Brad Pitt's plea denied over shoddy New Orleans homes that were hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina

A judge has denied actor Brad Pitt's request to be taken off a lawsuit that says his Make it Right Foundation built shoddy homes in the New Orleans area that was hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.

Published on 25th October 2019
Lil Wayne (Photo: Twitter/@LilTunechi)

Fans injured in stampede at rapper Lil Wayne's concert in New Orleans

Several people were injured during a crowd stampede at rapper Lil Wayne's concert in New Orleans.

Published on 10th September 2019
Art Neville (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

'Poppa Funk' Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers and The Meters, dies at 81

Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday. 

Published on 23rd July 2019
Sir Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones

'It feels pretty good!': Sir Mick Jagger appears healthy as Rolling Stones rock Chicago

An energetic Mick Jagger skipped, spun, sprinted and pranced Friday night as the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Published on 22nd June 2019
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There’s been a huge level of maturity and growth in LaSalle's character, says Lucas Black of NCIS

Lucas Black of NCIS: New Orleans talks about his favourite moments from the series, and how his character has evolved

Published on 31st August 2018

Koktebel Jazz Party opens with music from New Orleans

The world’s oldest running jazz festival was delayed for a day due to bad weather

Published on 21st August 2017

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