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Today In NOLA 12.28.15
Today in New Orleans, there’s comedy and burlesque with Comedy Strip at Siberia, and the Pelicans will take on the Magic. Zeitgeist will screen The World of Kanako, and Dr. John is playing again at Tipitina’s. On this day in 1862, Union solder burned the Old State Capitol to the ground. Now, other red-hot activities for this Monday.
Today In NOLA 12.27.15
Today in New Orleans, get back into your post-holiday rhythm with some Nola classics— Dr. John will jam at Tipitina’s, and Hot 8 Brass Band will play their normal set at the Howlin’ Wolf. TV is jumping from the screen to the stage with Dancing with the Stars Live at the Saenger, and the Saints will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Superdome. On this day in 1966 Tom Fears was made the first head coach of New Orleans. Now, more on what's still happening in New Orleans for this Sunday.
Jazz Fest (Eve) After Hours: 4.23.15
The Fest has not yet begun. The late night shows have. Over the next two weeks, there will be plenty of power pairing and celebrity sit-ins. Tonight is not a bad start though. Dr. John, Stanton Moore, Band of Heathens, Jon Cleary, and the Soul Rebels are just a few of the late night choices. A full guide to tonight’s music options follows.
Today in NOLA: 9.20.14
Dr. John pays a house call tonight with a hometown show at the Joy Theatre. Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Blue Nile, and Tiptina’s prepares to kick off Saints season (first home game is tomorrow!). Plus, a conservation official from the African Wildlife Trust lectures at the zoo. Details tonight:
Dr. John Hospitalized, Newport & NYC Gigs Cancelled
Louisiana legend, Dr. John was rushed to a New York City hospital last night. The Nite Tripper was scheduled toheadline a double bill at Central Park's Summerstage along with NOLA based, Hurray for the Riff-Raff, but after the opening act, the show ended. According to the openers and twitter, the good Doctor was feeeling ill and sought out medical help before his gig was slated to begin.
Local & Nat'l Artists Join for Dr. John Tribute at the Saenger
The revamped Saenger Theatre has hosted Broadway musicals and national acts since they reopened last June, but fans will only have one night to catch Dr. John’s star studded tribute show. “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music” is coming to the Saenger this summer, and it will feature artists from Irma Thomas to Widespread Panic.
Trombone Shorty, Dr. John in NBA All Star Halftime Show (VIDEO)
Most of the players were from outside of Louisiana, but the NBA All Star Game's halftime show was filled with locals. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and friends and Dr. John joined Gary Clark Jr., Janelle Monae, and Earth, Wind & Fire for a performance that transitioned seamlessly from Mardi Gras classics like "Iko Iko" to Janelle Monae's R&B hit "Electric Lady." Click through to watch.
Locals Kept in the Hoop for NBA All-Star Weekend
This weekend, the newly named Smoothie King Center will host the 63rd annual NBA All Star game. The Crescent City will again be the center of national TV attention for the dunk contest and other events of All-Star Saturday night, as well as the game itself on Sun., Feb. 16. But there are plenty of other events getting locals involved all weekend.
French Quarter Fest Counts Down to Dr. John, Roots of Music
French Quarter Fest is back this year, bringing fresh local talent to the stage, along with some veteran musicians. Organizers, sponsors, and supporters of French Quarter Fest gathered in Jackson Square this morning to usher in the event's 31st run, and to introduce this year's poster. While Dr. John is returning after a 24 year hiatus from the fest, the young artists of the Roots of Music are getting a chance to perform on the big stage for the first time.
Six Months Later, Dr. John Responds to Jazz Fest Review
Some musicians claim to never read their reviews. Dr. John's approach apparently involves a cooling off period. Six months ago, the New Orleans piano master took some flack for his first JazzFest performance with his new band, the Nite Trippers. The April 28 review from NOLA.com's Keith Spera said the 72-year-old 's new band, which was led by trombonist Sarah Morrow, "never caught fire" at the Fair Grounds. Apparently, Dr. John couldn't let that one go. In a letter to the editor published today at website, the man born Mac Rebennack rebutted Spera.
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