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How the Louisiana Hayride Captured the Evolution of Country and Rock
12.21.17 - A sprawling but satisfying new box set featuring Hank Williams, Elvis Presley predicts the direction of modern American music. The Louisiana Hayride was one of dozens of syndicated radio broadcasts scattered across America in the wake of World War II. Most of these have been forgotten to all but historians, but the Louisiana Hayride endures, albeit not to the extent of its rival and role model, the Grand Ole Opry.
17 year old local student and Louisiana Sate Fiddle Champ, James Linden Hogg
11.30.17 - 17 year old local student James Linden Hogg, Louisiana's State Fiddle Champ, recently released his latest CD album, "College Fund Volume 2".
Janet Jackson Announces State of the World Tour
9.12.17 - Janet Jackson has announced a massive North American trek which will launch in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Stronger than ever? A look at what's behind New Orleans' unprecedented concert upswing
9.12.17 -

Don’t be surprised if your ears are ringing more than usual. New Orleans hosted an unprecedented number of major concerts over the past year, a streak that won’t slow down any time soon. The city’s three largest venues — the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and Champions Square — sold a record-breaking $40 million worth of concert tickets during the recently concluded fiscal year.

BOBBY RUSH WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
2.15.17 - Mississippi blues man, Bobby Rush, won a Grammy for “Best Traditional Blues Album” at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This project was recorded at The Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans.
The Meters to Celebrate 50 Years of Funk at New Orleans' Orpheum Theater
2.13.17 - The Meters will reunite and celebrate their 50 years in music with a concert at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans. The April 29 show precedes the legendary quartet’s just-announced closing night appearance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 28-May 7).
Louisiana Winners at the Grammy Awards
2.1.17 - Louisiana musicians made another strong showing at the Grammy Awards last night, with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) taking home the prize for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album” with last year’s Book One CD. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard won the “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” award for the solo he took on the song “Dancin’ 4 Chicken.” See article for more Louisiana Grammy winners.
CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FILMS FOR 12th CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM FESTIVAL
1.1.17 - Cinema on the Bayou Film Society is pleased to announce the 12th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival’s opening night feature film, Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart, which will make its U.S. Premiere at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a gala reception with honored guests, Canadian filmmaker Phil Comeau and Zachary Richard.
Grammy Award nominations 2017: See the Louisiana connections
12.8.16 - Thanks to two powerhouse recordings from the same family name, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, and an infatuation with the city of New Orleans, two sisters represent the city's most notable connections to the 2017 Grammy Award nominations.