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Today in NOLA: 4.25.16

Jazz Fest is on hiatus for a few days, but there is plenty of music to be found. A host of allstar benefits for some great local charities dominate the lineups. On this day in 1999, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew were reunited on stage at Jazz Fest after 12 years. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Accordion Files

Buckwheat Zydeco Looks Homeward

Buckwheat Zydeco was a little tired when he answered the phone from a hotel room in Eastern Kentucky. The accordion great said that he spends close to ten months a year on the road, moving from gig to gig. When he realized that the call was about a Louisiana fest, he sprang to life. “Oh! You’re calling from home!”

Today in NOLA: 12.18.14

As the holidays come to a peak, Thursday night in New Orleans has many cozy events to offer that will keep your heart warming for the season. For a mixture of old and new, try heading to the Ogden for a twist on flamenco with a guitar duo of brothers. Tales of the Cocktail reappears for its winter contest seeking to find that special bartender who can really make a Hot Toddy sizzle. Later, two Christmas shows happen at the St. Louis Cathedral and First Baptist Church. And in the news of the past, WDSU took on the airwaves in 1948, becoming Louisiana’s first television station. Now, more on events this Thursday. 

LPO Pulls Out the All the Stops with Dual Organ Concerts

by Joe Shriner

In the annals of classical music, there is no shortage of praise for the organ, one of the most complex musical instruments in the classical arsenal. Igor Stravinsky called it “the monster that never breathes.” For Mozart, the organ was the “king of instruments.” Robert Schumann put it quite eloquently, saying that there was “no instrument that takes such immediate revenge on the impure and the careless, in composition as well as in the playing.”

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