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From Elton John to Dr. John: Jazz Fest Weekend 2 Wraps

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul, and Elton John headlining one of the most crowded festival days in the last decade.

All About That Jazz: International Jazz Day at New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 4

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

International Jazz Day was celebrated, appropriately enough, in the city where jazz was born on the 4th day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015.

The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And They didn't -- the sun broke through by late afternoon, and The Who had the chance to sing "Talkin' Bout My Generation."

Wilco Lights Up New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much music as they could before the weather shut down their respective stages.

From Alabama Shakes to R&B Divas, Women Rock Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday night.

NOLA's Jazz Fest: A Symphony of Contradictions

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Music mavens from around the Globe descend on the bayou every spring to experience NOLA's carefully curated voodoo mash-up of American music, food and hospitality. Laissez Bon Temps Roulette.

Jazzfest Style 2012 (SLIDESHOW)

Emily Bracken | Posted 07.08.2012 | Style
Emily Bracken

While Coachella may have Vogue-ready outfits parading around its grounds, the fashion at Jazzfest is far more organic to the ethos of the festival and its funky hometown, New Orleans.

New Orleans Jazz Fest: More Like Coachella Than You'd Think

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz Fest has not reached the uber-hipster level of a Bonnaroo Lollapalooza Coachella, and we like it that way. But it is evolving. Chances are the kids were never going to pick up the red bean cabana shirt mantle; they'll probably come up with Jazz Fest hankie shirts or something undreamt of as yet.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Honors 100 Years of Soulitude (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's impossible to decide which was the biggest love-in of the day: 99-year-old Lionel Ferbos singing "When You're Smiling" or John Boutte who wrote HBO's Treme theme song.

HuffPost Video Exclusive: Edie Brickell's "Pill"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The video/song "Pill" is from Edie's new self-titled solo album, which was released earlier this month. Produced by Charlie Sexton, Brickell began writing her self-titled solo album during her 2003 tour in support of Volcano.

Inauguration New Orleans Style: "Handa Wanda Obama"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

This groove is one for the ages and if anyone in the world is fired up and ready to go, it would be the Wild Magnolias in Track Number 5.

Rocky Road: Time Defends McCain's New Orleans Gaffe

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Senator McCain's tossed off semi-proposal to "tear down the Ninth Ward" if needs be is redundant at best. The tearing down was already done by a massive federal levee failure almost three years ago.