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3:05 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

The Edna Karr High School marching band had fewer than 40 members four years ago. Today, more than 80 students march in the band.
Keith O'Brien NPR

Originally published on Sat May 17, 2014 2:31 pm

Editor's Note: This is a story about a high school band. It is a story that demands to be heard, even more so than read. Please click on the audio player, above, to listen. Audio will be available around 6:30 p.m. EDT.

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Jazz Fest 2014
9:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sun., May 4

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 just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

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Jazz Fest 2014
9:00 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sat., May 3

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 just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

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Jazz Fest 2014
9:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Friday, May 2

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Friday, May 2

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 just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
2:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Terence Blanchard: A Voice For His Trumpet

Credit Bob Travis / Flickr

Listen to Gwen & Terence Blanchard

When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes. 

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Jazz Fest 2014
9:55 am
Thu May 1, 2014

New Orleans Jazz Fest Supports Local Culture On And Off The Stage

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux performs with the Golden Eagles and a member of a Skull & Bones gang on Sunday, April 27 at Jazz Fest.
Credit Nina Feldman / WWNO

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday. As the festival has grown over the course of the past four decades, so has the tension between local and national acts.

Many longtime festers worry that the big name performers overshadow the locals that gave Jazz Fest its start. Others argue that big names attract crowds from around that world that would otherwise never experience the unique music and culture of New Orleans.

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Jazz Fest 2014
9:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Thursday, May 1

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Thursday, May 1

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 just a little bit, here's the complete music schedule for Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Jazz Fest 2014
8:00 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sunday, April 27

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sunday, April 27

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 just a little bit, here's the complete music schedule for Sunday, April 27, 2014.

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Jazz Fest 2014
8:00 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Saturday, April 26

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Saturday, April 26

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 just a little bit, here's the complete music schedule for Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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Jazz New Orleans
12:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Jazz New Orleans: Jazz Fest Weekend Update

New Orleans singer and bassist George French with David Torkanowsky and Germaine Bazzle

This week on Jazz New Orleans: a Jazz Fest weekend update — featuring music by artists appearing this weekend, as well as Thursday and Friday next week — including George French, Branford Marsalis, Don Vappie, Connie Jones, Bob Wilber, Meschiya Lake, Dr. Michael White, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeremy Davenport and Stanton Moore.

We'll also have an extended conversation with the Player of the Week, acclaimed vocalist Rene Marie.

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