Aerosmith, David Byrne, Jack White Top the Jazz Fest Lineup

When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell returns April 27 to the Fair Grounds, it will be with Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, and Cage the Elephant atop the lineup. Some of those aren’t news.

Last week: St. Vincent had skin in the game

If you were to judge on appearances alone, you might not guess that Annie Clark is first and foremost a rock musician. Based on her high-fashion stage attire (a minidress featuring bleeding eyes and mouths fashioned out of sequins, and a bob dyed grey), you might expect her scripted monologues, staged dancing, and adroit cultural references.

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