festivals

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

New Festival Celebrates Chamber Music in New Orleans

New Orleans is now home to the brand-new Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival, which is garnering attention from musicians across the globe.

We go Inside the Arts as three days of concerts kick off this inaugural fest, with performances tonight at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.

More info at birdfootcmf.org

Essence Music Festival
10:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Comedian, Actor Kevin Hart to Perform at Essence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has been added to the main stage lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

Organizers say Hart, hot on the heels of his starring role in this week's No. 1 film, "Think Like a Man," will debut his comedic talents during the festival scheduled for July 6-8 at the Superdome. Hart joins a lineup that includes Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Fantasia, and Eve.

The festival drew more than 422,000 attendees last year.

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

2012 French Quarter Festival Opens Today!

The 2012 French Quarter Festival.

It is billed as the largest free music festival in the South.  Over a half-million people are expected in and around the Vieux Carré as the French Quarter Festival kicks-off four days of music, food and fun.

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Arts & Culture
9:13 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Congo Square New World Rythms Festival

From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will beat in Armstrong Park on March 24 and 25, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges of the NOJ&HF about the festival.

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Satchmo Summerfest
9:56 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Legendary Jazz Producer George Avakian Remembers Louis Armstrong

A guaranteed highlight of the annual Satchmo Summerfest is any seminar session that features legendary jazz producer George Avakian. In a career that extends over eight decades, Avakian has produced outstanding recordings for such leading artists as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington – and earned most every honor the music world has to offer. WWNO'S Fred Kasten has more.

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Jazz Fest
4:53 am
Tue December 16, 2008

2009 Jazzfest lineup announced

The lineup for the 40th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been announced. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

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Arts & Culture
5:03 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Art For Art's Sake Turns 30!

One of New Orleans' biggest visual events celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday, October 4th, with another party in the Arts District.

Dance
3:26 am
Fri June 27, 2008

New Orleans Dance Festival Celebrates African and Caribbean Traditions

Put your dancing shoes on and shake a tail feather! The 12th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival kicks off next week as international dance instructors will be in town celebrating African and Caribbean dance traditions found in New Orleans culture.

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Festivals
2:25 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Three Festivals, One Weekend!

The French Quarter hosts the "New Orleans Vieux To Do" this weekend.

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