Sundown for Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folk artist who scored significant commercial success in the 1970s with songs such as Sundown and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,
died on May 1, 2023, of natural causes in Toronto. Lightfoot was 84.
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BTO’s Tim Bachman Dies
Tim Bachman, one of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's two founding guitarists, died Friday, April 28 from extensive brain
cancer. He left Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1974, but rejoined the group in 1984 and continued to perform and tour
through the 80's. He worked in real estate in Alberta, Canada after his music career. He was 71 years old.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Tim Bachman Dies »
2023 Jazz Fest Schedule Cubes
Artist & stage schedule cubes are out for the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival happening on the last weekend in April
and first weekend in May, as usual, April 28 - May 7. Pick your day(s) and have fun! [2/23/2023]
2023 Jazz Fest Cubes »
Election Integrity or Voter Suppression?
The rules for a New Orleans mayoral recall election require a percentage of eligible voters to sign the recall partition. The Louisiana
Secretary of State's office says the number is 49,976. But recall organizers say that number is too high, alledging that it was calculated from
voter rolls inflated by 33,000 ineligible voters included on the rolls. That equestes to about 6,500 signatures. Supporters of Mayor Cantrell
claim cleaning up the rolls to get an accurate signature requirement is voter suppression. [2/23/2023]
Mayor Cantrell recall »
Beatles and Stones Together?
The expected new Rolling Stones album, their first in years, will likely feature surviving Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
The latter has reportedly already recorded some stuff for the album in Los Angeles. And the late Stones drummer Charlie Watts has
some tracks in the can for it as well. [2/23/2023]
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Shooting at Bacchus Parade
New Orleans is in the national news for all the wrong reasons. A shooting at the Bacchus Parade left one dead and four injured on
Sunday night, February 19. Bacchus is one of the largest parades leading up to Mardi Gras. [2/22/2023]
Bacchus Parade Shooting »
Sean Payton to Coach Denver Broncos
Sean Payton has apparently signed on to coach the Denver Broncos NFL team in 2024. The Saints will receive the Broncos' 2023 first-round pick (No. 29 overall) and 2024 second-round pick for Payton and the Saints'
2024 third-round selection, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. [1/31/2023]
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LSU Student Allegedly Raped, Then Struck and Killed by Car
Four male suspects have been arrested in the rape of a Louisiana State University sorority member after she was later dumped on the side of the road and fatally struck by a car following a night of drinking, police said. [1/24/2023]
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WSJ: Bivalent COVID Booster Campaign Deceptive
The Wall Street Journal has concluded that the campaign promoting bivalent COVID booster shots is deceptive. In its opinion, radio ads claiming updated bivalent vaccines will improve your protection
are deceptive advertising. [Opinion 1/23/2023]
Booster campaign deceptive »
David Crosby: Short Time Gone
David Crosby, s founding member of The Byrds and the legendary group Crosby, Stills & Nash, died January 18th. He had suffered with a lengthy illness.
His fellow musicians have remembered him warmly, just like his harmonies with them.
2023 David Crosby dies »
2023 Jazz Fest Lineup
The 2023 artict lineup for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
has been announced. As usual, it's a delightful mix of musical genres,
featuring old and new. It happens April 28 - May 7. [01/18/2023]
2023 Jazz Fest Lineup »
Jeff Beck Gone at 78
Guitarist Jeff Beck, who broke out with The Yardbirds in the 60's, has died of bacterial
meningitis at age 78. The Yardbirds also spawned two other great guitarists,
Eric Clapton of Cream, and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. All were in the Yardbirds at different
times. Beck appeared at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and at The Warehouse on
Tchoupitoulas Street, among other New Orleans area venues. [01/12/2023]
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Walter “Wolfman” Washington Dies at 79
Guitarist and singer Walter “Wolfman” Washington", a staple of New Orleans music and nightlife, died
December 22, 2022 at age 79. He and his band the Roadmasters proffered intermingled blues, R&B, funk and soul
for decades. He appeared often at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival [01/05/2023]
Walter “Wolfman” Washington dies »