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  • Using jazz to teach concepts of democracy

    May 23, 2013 8:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Loyola University of New Orleans faculty member is among educators and musicians who teamed this week to use elements of jazz to teach the concept of democracy. Loyola's Dean of Social Sciences Luis Miron (mih-ROHN') and others adapted a curriculum that more than 30 teachers... more »
  • Mystikal Returns to New Orleans' Jazz Fest

    May 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - His prison sentence behind him, rapper Mystikal returns Saturday to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and his hometown fans a little older, a little wiser and a bit more humble - but still carrying that same fresh spirit that helps keep the party going... more »
  • Jazz Fest Announces 2011 Posters

    February 16, 2011 7:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the 2011 posters. The official Jazz Fest poster features legendary musician and festival favorite Jimmy Buffett, painted by New Orleans artist Garland Robinette. The Congo Square poster features Grand Marshal "Fats" Houston, in his traditional attire, painted... more »
  • A Mock Jazz funeral at LSU for Budget cuts

    October 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
  • Jazz Scene Photographer Herman Leonard has Died at 87

    August 16, 2010 5:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87. Leonard, who moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New... more »
  • Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies at Age 80 in NY

    August 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been... more »
  • Brubeck gets nod from another jazz great

    August 9, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Jazz legend Dave Brubeck turns 90 on Dec. 6, but the birthday celebrations got off to an early start on the closing day of the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. With Wynton Marsalis' quintet playing "Happy Birthday" to a New Orleans beat, festival producer and founder George... more »
  • Pearl Jam Broadcast Live From Jazz Fest. to 256th Brigade

    April 30, 2010 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pearl Jam's performance Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be broadcast live to Louisiana National Guard troops serving in Iraq. Jazz Fest officials say the broadcast will have a two-way live audio and video communication with members of the 256th Infantry Brigade... more »
  • Aretha Franklin Cancels New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    April 30, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Aretha Franklin has canceled her scheduled appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Instead, Jazz Fest says Earth, Wind & Fire will close the Acura Stage Friday. The second weekend of Jazz Fest continues through Sunday at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
  • 2010 Jazz Fest

    April 23, 2010 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Baaba Maal from Senagal and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas are among the performers Friday at the first day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Though dotted with major national acts, the festival... more »
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Line-Up Announced

    January 27, 2010 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has released its day-by-day lineup for this spring's event. They have also added Juan Luis Guerra y 440, a Dominican singer who has sold over 20 million records and won nine Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two... more »

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