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King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Papa Grows Funk
George Clinton Gets His Own Day, Key to the City in New Orleans
George Clinton parked his mothership here in the '70s, but it takes a while to get a key to the city. "The first ever landing was here in New Orleans in October 1976 at the Municipal Auditourium," DJ Soul Sister said of Dr. Funkenstein's vessel. "A lot of people don't know that." While it's been a while since the last landing, the funk legend constantly plays New Orleans, especially during JazzFest. As of of Sunday night, May 5 will be set aside to further strengthen the Crescent City's Mothership Connection with Clinton.
JazzFest After Dark: 5.5.13
JazzFest is closing out on Cinco de Mayo, so store up some energy for some Latin Funk after your fest. George Clinton is taking the House of Blues stage with DJ Soul Sister, Dumpstapunk is celebrating their 25th year, and Blue Nile is keeping is funky but better. Click through for what to do after the fairgrounds.
Funk Deity Maceo Parker Lands in New Orleans
Funk fanatics can rest easy tonight knowing Maceo Parker and his sidekick sax will be returning to the New Orleans stage (excluding a Jazz Fest or two) for the first time in decades. Renowned for his vital role alongside George Clinton in Parlaiment-Funkadelic and his sultry saxophone solos beside James Brown, Maceo has been a household name since the seventies.
Today's Events: 3.8.12
Today, DJ Soul Sister brings the P-Funk to the Quarters, the LPO treats Mid-City to Brahms and Voices of Innocence speak out. On this day in New Orleans history, the Crescent City was divided into three cities: the Vieux Carre, and two American cities. (1835). But as we know, a city divided could never put on events like these:
'What's Voodoo Fest?'
Local Musician John Michael Rouchell on Voodoo History, Advice From Parliament and Playing Opposite Blink 182
Even though the out of town acts get prime billing, Voodoo fest has plenty of locals. Often, the NOLA acts play alongside these national acts. But, other times they're billed on opposite stages. Today, the namesake of Mynameisjohnmichael talks about being in both of these positions.
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