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Best of the Fest: JazzFest Saturday (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

As this year's Jazz Fest comes to a close, NoDef's Brandon Robert offers a photo review of Saturday, May 3, on the Fair Grounds. Click through for some of the dancing, face painting, live music, and Mardi Gras Indians that graced the fest this year. 


Bowed Up

Cellist Helen Gillet Talks Jazz Fest, Punk Rock, & More



Trailblazing cellist Helen Gillet is no stranger to Jazz Fest, but this will be her first year playing solo. Gillet is playing the Lagniappe Stage on Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m.. 


Today in New Orleans 5.4.13


JazzFest isn't the only major event in the Crescent City this Saturday. Daiquiri defenders are headed to Magazine for today's celebration of go-cup culture, giant puppets are still in the Marigny, and more! On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do before it gets too late. Stay with NoDef for complete after hours coverage. 


Fest Photos

Brandon Robert Captures the Crowds, Mardi Gras Indians, and Mud of JazzFest's First Weekend



Photos by Brandon Robert

Rain or shine, crowds poured into the Fairgrounds this weekend for Billy Joel and Jill Scott, and also lesser-know gospel greats like Sacred Steel. Whether they were piling on the SPF or stomping around in the mud, Jazz Fest attendees didn't let the weather push them out of the gates until the bitter end.


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