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April Edition  2017

Weekending April 28th- April 30th, 2017

Updated Every Weekend

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
@New Orleans Fairgrounds

Weekends of April 28th through May 7th, 2017


This is how this weekend's  musical event started over 40-years ago.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970. While attending the Louisiana Heritage Fairin Congo Square (then known as Beauregard Square), she and Duke Ellington, who also appeared at the event, came upon the Eureka Brass Band leading a crowd of second-line revelers through the Festival grounds. George Wein, producer of the Festival, handed Ms. Jackson a microphone, she sang along with the band and joined the parade…and the spirit of Jazz Fest was born.
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@The Republic

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:59 PM

Joey Ray and Dan Stephens were born in 1984. Ray grew up in Northwood, London and Stephens grew up in Notting Hill. The boys met Alana Watson when they were 18. Ray played classical guitar and Stephens played cello with encouragement from his free-jazz musician father. By the time a mutual friend introduced them at the age of 17, Stephens was attending the specialist music school at Pimlico. Outside school both were making electronic music on home computers. They began working together at 17, setting up a studio in Stephens' bedroom. The latter had already been a fan of jungle music after seeing M-Beat featuring General Levy on Top of the Pops in 1994. Ray’s epiphany (according to Q), happened in the London club Fabric where the duo's ideas about producing were cemented.
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 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue    
@Saenger Theatre

 Saturday, April 29th, 2017 8:00 PM

Trombone Shorty is who Troy Andrews likes to be know as nowadays. The 36 year-old musician, producer, and and actor grew up in Treme and this weekend, he calls his concert, Treme Threauxdown 3.  Andrews is best known as a trombone and trumpet player but also plays drums, organ, and tuba. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk, and hip hop. Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews and the grandson of singer and songwriter Jessie Hill. Other musical family members are cousins Glen David Andrews and the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill. Andrews began playing trombone at age four, and since 2009 has toured with his own band.
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Thunder From Down Under     
@Harrah's New Orleans Casino

April 28th & 29th, 2017 8:00 PM


The PERFECT Girls' Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits the Harrash's stage showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist! Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch - Thunder is a fully interactive experience. . . .more at Weekend Saturdays click here


New Orleans's Weekend Planning Guide 
edited by Jeffery W. Menendez
Managing Editor of the Weekend America