Cocktail Culture Met DJ Culture at This Year's "Tales"

During the recent Tales of the Cocktail, The New York Times’ Robert Simonson presented a seminar titled “The Cocktail Revolution in 50 Images,” which inadvertently hinted at how the conference/festival/schmooze fest itself has changed. The 50 pictures were largely portraits of people connected to milestones in the cocktail renaissance starting in 1977.

Lil Wayne Keeps Riding

I spent part of yesterday playing “Free Weezy: Sqvad Up”—Lil Wayne’s new skateboarding game app. So far I get 10 to 15 seconds of game play followed by 30 seconds of ads for other games after my generic skateboarder has been knocked off his board by a bird. The only thing that marks the game as a Weezy product is his image in the app icon and his voice (I think), which says, “Welcome to Hollygrove, my town" when the game starts, and "Don’t give up that easy!

Nas Shakes Off the Dust at Jazz Fest

A lot has changed for Nas since his last full-length release, Life is Good, in 2012. In a recent interview, he claimed a new album would be out before the end of 2017, but he’s been teasing the project for quite some time with nothing to show for it—no singles, no promo, no real hint of a release. Still, his fans remain loyal, and likely always will.

Jazz Fest News: Lorde Takes the Subway, and Nas and The Soul Rebels Hate Me Now

Last weekend, Jonah Weiner profiled Lorde for The New York Times Magazine. The piece follows her into the studio as she finishes her second album, Melodrama. Lorde will play Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage Sunday, April 30 at 5:45 p.m., and according to Weiner, "Lorde has a sly facility with pop craft that often exhibits itself in curveballs.

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