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The 'Game Of Thrones' Theme, New Orleans Style

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

Check out the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys doing a foot-stopping New Orleans jazz -- or, as they call it, "jass" -- version of the "Game Of Thrones" them...

Guns N' Roses' Legendary Song 'Sweet Child O' Mine' Gets Spiced Up

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment

There is simply no denying that the 1987 Guns N' Roses song, "Sweet Child O' Mine," is on a very short list of epic, '80s hard-rock singles that defin...

Tunes For Your New Orleans Trip

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

With its carefree charm and revelrous reputation, New Orleans has become an American travel destination. As the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans na...

Maroon 5, Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson: Jazz Fest Day 5 Trifecta

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Adam Levine started his Maroon 5 set wearing a jacket, as the record cold day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival necessitated. Levine sang ...

'Trombone Shorty' Carries On New Orleans Jazz Tradition

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, April 27 (Reuters) - Musician Troy Andrews, better known as "Trombone Shorty," witnessed his first New Orl...

The Cosimo Effect: A Conversation with Cosimo Matassa

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa turned 86 on Friday, and Saturday he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PHOTOS: Artist Brings Music To The Masses In New Orleans

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Once again bringing people together through her massive installations, Swoon has set up a new project in New Orleans that brings a whole new meaning t...

Hugh Laurie Goes to New Orleans

Roger Catlin | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Catlin

"Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" is part heartfelt travelogue, part uncomfortable small club gig. Laurie's enthusiasm for all parts of Southern culture is matched by his charm in discussing it.

New Orleans; as Important as Ever

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roderick Spencer

If you can't identify with the millions of hidden poor people in this country, if you blame them for their plight and consider their poverty tolerable, then you are also tolerating the continuing, systematic neglect of the cradle and laboratory of the great American art form, Jazz.