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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift of life.
  • Sister Sparrow puts big, modern spin on classic soul

    On a typical humid August evening in 2012, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds blew the tent off of Musikfest's Plaza Tropicale venue with a mix of horn-loaded funk, soul and rock 'n' roll. The hard-rocking, high-energy hourlong show was memorable, not...

    Music Box: Melissa Ferrick returns to Rams Head On Stage with new album, 'The Truth Is'

    Boston D.I.Y. singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick returns to Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Friday with a new, self-produced album, "The Truth Is," her first in a decade (8 p.m.). Guests on the new CD include fellow Berklee College of Music alumni Paula...

    Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For starters, virtually none of the...

    Many mega outdoor concert experiences await you this summer

    Many mega outdoor concert experiences await you this summer
    Are you ready to get outdoors and enjoy some great music? This summer promises to be one of the region’s best ever for a diverse selection of top names and new artists. Some of our fondest memories growing up include mega outdoor concert...