Irma Thomas

May 07, 2019 - 11:10 am
When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced that The Rolling Stones would play the festival for the first time as part of the 50th anniversary - excitement over this year’s fest exploded! But not long after the tickets were all sold for that special day, it was announced that The...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans this weekend is hosting a music and food festival aimed at elevating and uplifting women. Rock & Rouge is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, come rain or shine, at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. The festival was supposed to be held last...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 21, 2018 - 10:45 am
Organizers today released details of the upcoming Satchmo SummerFest. "Grammy-winning Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas makes her Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron debut in 2018," according to a news release. Satchmo SummerFest takes place at the Jazz Museum at the Mint on August 3-5,...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2018 - 2:24 pm
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival had an attendance of approximately 450,000, festival officials announced today. Attendance for the 2016 and 2017 festivals was around 425,000. Jazz Fest 2018 included the debut of legendary rockers Aerosmith; a tribute to the late Fats Domino featuring...
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December 14, 2017 - 7:10 am
The Krewe of Orpheus is throwing a musical party in honor of New Orleans' tricentennial at the annual Orpheuscapade Gala. "New Orleans will have only one Tricentennial," Krewe of Orpheus Captain Sonny Borey. "We decided to honor our 300th birthday by throwing a party that is any music-lover’s dream...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:14 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans' soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas...
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