2013 Jazz & Heritage Festival http://wwno.org en Have You Seen This Purloined Pig? http://wwno.org/post/have-you-seen-purloined-pig <p>The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a stolen pig statue, snatched from in front of a business in the 3400 block of Esplanade Ave. on the morning of May 1.</p><p>The statue is a pig dressed in a chef's outfit, holding a sign that reads "EAT MORE CRAWFISH".</p><p>Police spokesman Frank Robertson says the statue is valued at $6700, and was taken from a business that had a themed marquee. He says the police don't have any leads at this time, "But hopefully we will after we air this."</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:38:24 +0000 Jason Saul 35884 at http://wwno.org A Look Back At Jazz Fest, Where Ages Were Made http://wwno.org/post/look-back-jazz-fest-where-ages-were-made Some music festivals are known for certain specific things; others are known for a broad assortment. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is known for <em>everything</em>. The city's arms are just that wide.<p>Every performer is welcome. This year, singer Patti Smith held a crowd spellbound in the mud just as easily as Billy Joel lifted his audience off dry ground. Jazz stylist Diane Reeves sang a Fleetwood Mac song on the first weekend just as compellingly as Fleetwood Mac sang its own songs the following weekend. Thu, 09 May 2013 16:35:58 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 35013 at http://wwno.org Jazz Fest Minutes: Singer-Songwriter Eric Lindell http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-minutes-singer-songwriter-eric-lindell <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ericlindell.com/" target="_blank">Singer-songwriter Eric Lindell’s</a> music has a soulful quality that is redolent of New Orleans. But he grew up in Sonoma County, California.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 15:20:18 +0000 Fred Kasten 34724 at http://wwno.org Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sunday, May 5 http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-music-schedule-sunday-may-5 <p>With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you on this, the last day, here's the complete music schedule for Sunday, May 5, 2013.</p><p>Click on the image to enlarge.</p><p></p> Sun, 05 May 2013 13:48:37 +0000 Jason Saul 34723 at http://wwno.org Photos From The Second Weekend Of Jazz Fest http://wwno.org/post/photos-second-weekend-jazz-fest <p>More scenes from the Fair Grounds during the second weekend of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.</p><p>Click on the images to enlarge.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 18:27:23 +0000 Allyce Andrew 34700 at http://wwno.org Jazz Fest Minutes: Making Connections With Multi-Instrumentalist Nicholas Payton http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-minutes-making-connections-multi-instrumentalist-nicholas-payton <p></p><p><a href="http://www.nicholaspayton.com/" target="_blank">Nicholas Payton</a> is one brilliant musician. He plays just about everything on the bandstand very well. He’s best known for his trumpet work but is also a dynamic keyboard player, and even manages to play superbly on both at the same time.</p><p>In recent years Payton has added another tool to his kit: singing.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 17:09:16 +0000 Fred Kasten 34689 at http://wwno.org Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Saturday, May 4 http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-music-schedule-saturday-may-4 <p>Your updated, complete music schedule for the second Saturday&nbsp;of Jazz Fest 2013!</p><p>Click on the image below t0 enlarge.</p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 15:41:19 +0000 Jason Saul 34684 at http://wwno.org Folklife Tents Bring Craft Culture To Jazz Fest http://wwno.org/post/folklife-tents-bring-craft-culture-jazz-fest <p>The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues its second weekend today. There is no rain expected, but there will be mud. When the weather is not so friendly, more folks head under the tents.</p><p>And that’s where you find most cultural displays at Jazz Fest.</p><p>Rachel Ornelas directs the folklife village at the festival. All year she vets artisans around the state, with the help of folklorists and anthropologists.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 13:15:49 +0000 Eve Troeh 34680 at http://wwno.org At Jazz Fest, Photographers Have A Culture All Their Own http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-photographers-have-culture-all-their-own The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up Monday. This weekend and last, 12 stages have mixed such marquee names as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/102442872/fleetwood-mac" target="_blank">Fleetwood Mac</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15172191" target="_blank">Phoenix</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15221330" target="_blank">Los Lobos</a> with dozens of local bluesmen, soul belters and Cajun fiddle players. Sat, 04 May 2013 09:03:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 34669 at http://wwno.org Photos: A Jazz Fest Rain Dance http://wwno.org/post/photos-jazz-fest-rain-dance <p>A little rain couldn't keep tens of thousands of people from descending on the New Orleans Fair Grounds for the second weekend of Jazz Fest, 2013. We captured a slice of life at the Fest this past Thursday.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:24:21 +0000 Allyce Andrew 34661 at http://wwno.org