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  • The British are coming: Elton, Ed, The Who to play Jazz Fest

    A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time...
  • Ready for fun? Check out our annual guide to the indoor concert season

    Ready for fun? Check out our annual guide to the indoor concert season
    It's déjà vu all over again as springtime turns the landscape from two-tone to full spectrum. The season is right for a balmy walk to dinner and a great concert, but make your plans early because, as always, the early birds sit in the front rows. Here...
  • Lee Fields found magic in his basement

    Lee Fields found magic in his basement
    There was a time when soul singer Lee Fields thought he was done, washed up before he ever got a chance to be somebody. He had spent more than 20 years on the margins of fame, pinballing between record labels and working a string of minor hits, to rapidly...
  • Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul
    It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans. The singer, who will share the bill Saturday in the "Blues at the Crossroads" show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, got her official...
  • Elton John, The Who will headline 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest

    Elton John, The Who will headline 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest
    When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival landed Sir Elton John to perform in May, organizers say they also worked hard to craft an entire day that hits all the right notes with a parade of piano royalty. On May 2, the day the "Rocket Man" singer-...
  • Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup

    Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup
    Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music...
  • Swamp Dogg reissues psychedelic soul albums, to celebrate at Echo

    Swamp Dogg reissues psychedelic soul albums, to celebrate at Echo
    Those not familiar with the iconoclastic soul artist Swamp Dogg might know him through his biggest hit, "Don't Take Her (She's All I've Got)," which hit the top five twice in the 1960s and '70s. If not for that, perhaps you've seen the singer,...
  • Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans

    Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans
    Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city’s 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival, with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3. Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint,...
  • Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings

    Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings
    What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice? Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
  • Allen Toussaint launches Lyric Theatre concert series tonight

    Allen Toussaint launches Lyric Theatre concert series tonight
    Allen Toussaint, one of the key architects of New Orleans R&B, rock and soul music over the last half-century, plays a rare small-theater date Monday night. It's the first of a new series of intimate shows at the 250-capacity Lyric Theatre on La Brea...
  • Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin

    Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin
    Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...