Voodoo Review: Pearl Jam Goes Gleason, Voodoo Goes Noisy

Friday was the first day for Voodoo on City Park's Festival Grounds. On the plus side, you can move more quickly from stage to stage, and there few sad, lonely outposts where bands and fans seemed isolated from the rest of the festival, as could happen on the previous footprint. On the downside, the sound bleed was really rough, particularly on the smaller Flambeau and Carnival stages.

Gleason Gras to Kick Off the Saints' Season

[Updated] In its first two years, Gleason Gras was plagued by rain that - *ahem* - dampened attendance. On Friday, Team Gleason and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation present the event when it returns to Champions Square, this time doubling as a pep rally to start the 2013 season for the New Orleans Saints, who'll play the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at noon in the Superdome.

Trombone Shorty Joins Gleason Gras

Last year, former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason announced that he was living with ALS, and Rehage Entertainment organized the inaugural Gleason Gras in Champions Square to raise money for the Gleason Initiative Foundation, which helps provide equpiment for those dealing with the condition. Gleason Gras returns to Champions Square Sunday for a show headlined by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and, as announced yesterday, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.

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The Nola.com Experience - June 20, 2012

The last time I looked at the Nola.com app, I was on the Entertainment page, so when I launched the app today at 7:30 a.m., it opened with Entertainment and its lead story is "Jonathan Richman, Clint Maedgen and more New Orleans music for Tuesday, June 19." One danger of having the lead story be the most recent story is that you risk having something out of date like this top your morning entertainment news, as opposed to "Oscar Statuette to be William Joyce's Date to 'Morris Lessmore' Book Signing" (Friday at NOCCA from 6 to 8 p.m.) or "HBO's 'Treme' Will Return in Late September" (Septemb