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Monday, Dave & Buster’s opened at the corner of Loyola and Poydras.

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According to a 2015 infographic published by

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Tuesday night, The Damned were all I could hope for.

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Trombone Shorty’s last decade has been characterized by, among ot

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On Saturday, Castillo Blanco will host 12 hours of drag culture as the Brooklyn-based festival makes its New Orleans debut.

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Some Jazz Fest thoughts don’t fit in daily wrap-ups. Here are a few, some mattering more than others:

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The annual nature of Jazz Fest makes it a perfect time to reflect on how things have changed--not just how the festival or the grounds h

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On Saturday at Jazz Fest, Tank and the Bangas didn’t give an inch.

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[Updated There are limits to what I expect from

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In an encore presentation, the Frenchmen Street singer reveals how opera indirectly pushed her toward jazz before she plays Jazz Fest today.

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Writer John Swenson has argued that the change many feel in Jazz Fest has more to do with the passing of the generation of artists who d

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P.J. Morton has had his feet in a number of musical streams.

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Leader/composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone has worked to reveal more of his more personal side in the band's music.

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[Revised] Men in the crowd Thursday at Jazz Fest envied Date Wats

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[Jazz Fest emphasizes one element of rock band Royal Teeth's sound at the exp

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At the beginning of this week’s My Spilt Milk Podcast interview with Boyfriend, she says she wor

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The one constant in the percussionist and vibes player's sensibility is his sense of musical freedom.

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New Orleans' harmonies-heavy folk rock band formed in Baton Rouge to open for Rivers Cuomo and his band.

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Most of my Sunday coverage including reviews of Lorde and Tom Petty is online at