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Comedian Kevin Barnett Recounts Birthday Robbery in NOLA


New York based comedian Kevin Barnett might not be looking to laissez les bon temps rouler in New Orleans anytime soon. On Thursday, Barnett recounted in hilarious detail on an episode of the Cave Comedy Radio podcast The Roundtable of Gentlemen how his birthday celebration in the Big Easy left him empty-handed. 


Watch: Trombone Shorty's Parking Lot Jam Session with 'Simpsons' Director


It’s been almost a week since Jazz Fest ended, but every day we keep finding goodies from the Fair Grounds. A clip that is making it’s rounds on the internet today features New Orleans’ favorite son Trombone Shorty jamming with David Silverman, a writer and animator best known for directing episodes of The Simpsons. 


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Photos)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs Jazz Fest's Final Performances



New Orleans' favorite son Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews celebrated the end of an exciting week with several hundred of his closest friends on Sunday (5.7), closing out the Acura Stage for the 48th annual Jazz Fest. Scroll on for photos by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Today in NOLA 5.4.17


Jazz Fest kicks back up again, but there is plenty of music to see beyond the Fair Grounds. Trombone Shorty’s annual fest comes to the HOB stale, while a free concert welcomes Russell Batiste and friends. A musical mashup hits the Carver. Foundation of Funk returns to Republic, while the Mint holds a benefit for the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Trombone Shorty Drops New Single ‘No Good Time’


New Orleans' favorite son Trombone Shorty made two big announcements this week ahead of the Friday release of his new album, Parking Lot Sympathy. On Monday (4.24), the Treme-raised bandleader dropped a new single called "No Good Time" and unveiled the fall dates for his 2017 tour with his band Orleans Avenue. 


Dive in to Trombone Shorty's 'Dirty Water'


Trombone Shorty released a new single, a catchy souful song entitled "Dirty Water," on Friday afternoon (3.31). The tune is the lead single off of the New Orleans bandleader's new album Parking Lot Symphony, which will be released April 28th on Blue Note Records. 


Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.23.16


The Fest train is now moving at full throttle. Pearl Jam and Van Morrison are headlining at the Fair Grounds. After hours, Cypress Hill is staging a reunion, the Revivalists are at the Orpheum, Ghostland Observatory is at the Orpheum, the London Souls are at Republic, and Trombone Shorty is at the Saenger.  Plus, every jazz and funk great that you can think of is in town. Check it all out after the jump.


Elevator Music


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Grammy night second line with Trombone Shorty and Dave Growl quickly became local legend. Now, there is a some lagniappe footage of the musicians jamming in the elevator before making their triumphant entrance into the Staple Center.


A Very SoLa Grammys


Many locals would argue that “music’s biggest night” falls some time during Jazz Fest, but for the rest of America it was at the Grammy on Monday (2.15) evening. Of course, Louisiana was well represented at the awards show as well.


Today in NOLA: 2.07.16


This Bacchus Sunday, Trombone Shorty is throwing a party at Tip's, Dumpstaphunk is at the Wolf, the Soul Rebels are back Le Bon Temps, and the Stooges are jamming on Frenchmen. On this day in 1805, a much larger Louisiana became an “organized” territory, with the capital at St. Louis, by order of Congress. Now, more to do this Bacchus Sunday. 


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