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Robert Plant, Big Freedia Rock: Good Day for Golden Gods and Goddesses at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Robert Plant was in fine form closing out the stage at Saturday's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Phish jamming across the track for hours. From Led Zepplin classics to thoughtfully curated covers, he did not disappoint.

New Orleans City Hall Is Targeting Live Music For Being Too Loud, So These Musicians Showed Them Real Noise

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Live music is a staple of New Orleans, on dimly lit street corners, in world-renowned jazz clubs and pretty much anywhere and everywhere in between. B...

Reflecting and Recording in New Orleans Post-Fest (Photos)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has wrapped for the 44th year, but the music's still ringing across. Trombone Shorty and Aaron Neville clos...

Live from New Orleans: It's Jazz Fest in HD on AXS TV

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz, rock, electronica, world music and everything in-between are more accessible than ever this year as Jazz Fest comes to high definition cable television on AXS TV.

'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...

What the Elle? New Orleans Jazz Fest Is Style-Worthy

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz Fest ramped up yesterday, and it was an eye-buster from the stage to each audience.

New Orleans Food and Music Bucket List: Experts Share Top 10

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans is an embarrassment of riches in its food and music culture, as thousands of Super Bowl correspondents are currently reporting to the folk...

7 Days of Super Bowl: Media Tips From a Local

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Welcome to New Orleans, 5,000 reporters, bloggers, Instagrammers, Pinteresters, Facebookers and Tweeters here to cover Super Bowl 47. Our streetcar li...

New American Noise: Portland and New Orleans

Abteen Bagheri | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Abteen Bagheri

Portland uses vintage units to create a modern sound, New Orleans samples the same beats from the late '80s to create sissy bounce. There's something cyclical about these scenes. The youth revisits the past and makes it their own.

Mickey Hart's Brain on Drums -- Interview at AARP in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

By the time Mickey Hart finished his AARP convention appearance in New Orleans yesterday, we had quite literally seen his brain on drums as his brain waves were projected onto a screen by neurologist Dr. Adam Gazzaley through the magic of electrodes and computer modeling.

WATCH: Travelistas In New Orleans: Creole Cooking, Music And More

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

During their first few days in NOLA, the Travelistas took in the sights of the historic French Quarter and African-American neighborhood of Treme, whi...

WATCH: Travelistas Hit New Orleans' Famous French Quarter, Treme Neighborhood And More (VIDEO)

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Fresh off an island adventure in Antigua and Barbuda, the Travelistas are back in the States. Next stop: New Orleans, where they'll take in the sights...

Treme Star Kermit Ruffins Opens New Orleans Speakeasy

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Ellen Freudenheim

The Grammy, a small golden trophy perched on a bare table, seems to belong to everyone in the room, a recognition of their life's work and New Orleans culture.

My City of Spirits: Bruce Springsteen Jams With Dr. John at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It was supposed to be a two and a half hour festival set, and Springsteen went overtime. It was cathartic but I wouldn't call it closure. Post-Katrina, I wouldn't call anything closure. But listening to Springsteen, Dr. John, all the legends; they seem to be sending signals about where we all meet up in the end.

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.

Dr. John: Locked Down and Released

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Though the Trident tapes were never released, the sound also worked its way into some early Rolling Stones albums, because if Adam Levine moves like Jagger, then Mick Jagger moves like Dr. John.

The Way You Sing It

Gary Zukav | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Gary Zukav

A friend took a trip to New Orleans after Katrina. He is a jazz musician and singer. He has been most of his life, and he feels that jazz is the greatest thing that has happened in America.

Steve Earle: America's Hardcore Troubadour

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Steve Earle played "This City" for a New Orleans audience last night, telling us a song is done when you play it for the people you wrote it for. "Now...

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.

It's Mardi Gras Day In New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and for longer than the United States of America has existed, freedom of expression has been found here. When the U.S. ...

Have Baton, Will Travel: Classical Music Combine in New Orleans

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

The League of American Orchestra's biennial conductors' preview showcase is designed like the talent evaluation combine that pro football teams hold every year.

A Bowl Game for the Rest of Us Raises Funds in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In a friendly private game of flag football, both teams used strips of toilet paper as flags and toilet bowls were integrated into the trophies.

Subdudes Rock for New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Subdudes first show in New Orleans this year benefited the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund, giving musical instruments and grants to musicians in the city.

Jazzfest Weekend One: David Simon & Garfunkel

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

At New Orleans' Jazzfest, Dr. John let loose, and the Huffington Post's own Harry Shearer spoke about Treme, Spinal Tap, and moving on after the hurricane.

New Orleans Musicians in Their Own Words

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If the music moves you, buy the CD's, book the bands and fly down to hear more at the Jazz and Heritage Festival. Once you're there, the Wednesday bet...