Festivals

Don Ames
May 05, 2019 - 1:26 pm
A weak cold front has pushed through our area with only a very slight drop in dew points. High temperatures Sunday will stay in the low 80s, with lots of sunshine. "You'll want to wear some sunscreen if you're going to Jazz Fest or spending any amount of time outside today," says local weather...
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May 05, 2019 - 9:27 am
This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrates 50 years of spotlighting Louisiana's culture and musical traditions, and so does the Jazz & Heritage Foundation which owns the festival NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrates 50 years of...
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Don Ames
May 05, 2019 - 6:18 am
Sunday will bring clearing skies and more warm weather. Expect a high in the low 80s "Dress cool, use sunscreen and wear rain boots if you have them for the final day of Jazz Fest," says local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. The dry, warm weather continues Monday before...
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Don Ames
May 04, 2019 - 1:39 pm
It may be galoshes and shrimp boots for folks at today's Jazz and Heritage Festival. Attendees can expect a muddy track for the final Saturday's event. And, the schedule has been somewhat compressed due to a late start because of weather concerns. Some early acts have had to be moved or eliminated...
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Don Ames
April 28, 2019 - 11:42 am
The first weekend of the 2019 Jazz Fest closed out with the expected big names...Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, Bonnie Raitt, and the O'Jays. Van Morrison closed the main stage Sunday while J. Balvin closed the Gentilly Stage, and Al Green closed the Congo Square Stage. But, the New Orleans...
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Don Ames
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occurred to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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Don Ames
April 13, 2019 - 11:21 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occured to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:59 am
The largest showcase of Louisiana music begins today. French Quarter Festival opens mid-day with performances starting at 11 a.m. "With over 23 stages, we'll showcase more than 1,700 musicians," said French Quarter Festivals, Inc. President Emily Madero. This year, forty-three artists will make...
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Jim Hanzo
April 10, 2019 - 10:03 pm
Another great day in store for the first day of the French Quarter Festival. A couple more good days before we get some showers on Saturday. "A line of strong to possibly severe storms rolls in Saturday night after midnight, and most of the rain will be finished by early Sunday morning around 8 a.m...
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