The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell will be announcing its music lineup on Tuesday (Jan. 23). The festival will run April 27-29 and May 3-6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Gentilly Boulevard. The 49th annual festival traditionally releases the music lineup and ticket prices in late January. We already know one headliner: Anita Baker; she self-announced on Twitter recently. Who will the other headliners be? Stay tuned to NOLA.com on Tuesday to find out.
Cajun pop princess Amanda Shaw will lead the Krewe of Nyx 2018 parade as grand marshal on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the krewe announced. "Amanda Shaw is the essence of New Orleans and Louisiana and embodies how much music means to all of us. As New Orleans celebrates its Tricentennial, Amanda was the perfect woman to lead us off into our biggest celebration yet," said Nyx Captain Julie Lea in a press release.
After the overwhelming success of a grassroots campaign for New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead's What You Give Will Grow Foundation, which benefited Children's Hospital of Minnesota, Morstead has kicked off a campaign to benefit Louisiana Child's Life, a nonprofit that helps children who are hospitalized. "Hey guys, I still can't believe it's not us playing in the NFC championship game today,'' Morstead said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday (Jan. 21).
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Selecting a term
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