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Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

The first weekend of the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival concluded with all smiles, as the weather conditions kept perfect and the diverse artistry impressed on all stages. Three straight days of sunny conditions on the Fair Grounds Race Course, made the…

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Q&A: Trombone Shorty Brings the New Orleans Sound to Berkeley’s UC Theatre

Q&A: Trombone Shorty Brings the New Orleans Sound to Berkeley’s UC Theatre

Jazz-funk alchemist Trombone Shorty and his backing band New Orleans Avenue visit the Bay Area’s newest concert venue, The UC Theatre, on Saturday, March 26. Troy Andrews, who performs using the nickname Trombone Shorty, has been a multi-instrumentalist since his youth. Being brought up in…

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LINEUP ANNOUNCED: 47th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest

LINEUP ANNOUNCED: 47th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest

One of the longest-running multi-day music festivals in the U.S., the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (also known as Jazz Fest) announced the 2016 music lineup, headlined by multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder, rock bands Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus singer-songwriter Neil Young…

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Heron Arts presents “The New Orleanian” Street Party with Red Truck Gallery & Rebirth Brass Band

Heron Arts presents “The New Orleanian” Street Party with Red Truck Gallery & Rebirth Brass Band

On Saturday, November 7th, Heron Arts presents “The New Orleanian”, a Nola inspired block party-like event that will bring together live music, art curated by Red Truck Gallery, and food reminiscent of Nola. Inside the Heron Arts’ converted brick firehouse space, will be a group art show…

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Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015, Weekend One

Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015, Weekend One

The 46th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, better-known simply as Jazz Fest, triumphantly concluded its first weekend with impressive headlining performances by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Wilco and The Who despite multiple days of rain, thunder and lightning. Several stages host more…

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Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest, Weekend 1

Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest, Weekend 1

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, known most simply as Jazz Fest, returned for the first weekend of its 45th year with headlining performances from the Bay Area’s own Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend and Robert Plant. With several stages hosting more than…

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Jasper’s, Trick Dog Among Nominees for 2013 Spirited Awards

Jasper’s, Trick Dog Among Nominees for 2013 Spirited Awards

Although the list was once again dominated by New York, a few locals have made the final list of 10 finalists for this year’s Spirited Awards, recognizing the best in bars and bartenders around the world.

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Photos: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Photos: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up two weekends of music on Sunday after standout sets from Hall & Oates and Phoenix, a precursor for what San Francisco music fans can look forward to at Outside Lands this summer.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras With San Francisco’s Best Po’ Boys

Celebrate Mardi Gras With San Francisco’s Best Po’ Boys

Fat Tuesday is officially upon us and that begs one question: Who serves up the best po’ boys in San Francisco?

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Giveaway: Bay for the Bayou With Allen Toussaint

Giveaway: Bay for the Bayou With Allen Toussaint

Back for “Part Deux” at Bimbo’s this Friday, Bay for the Bayou brings New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint to the stage with the Bay Area’s own California Honeydrops and the Shots. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner.

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Event: San FraNOLA

Event: San FraNOLA

New Orleans arrives in San Francisco for one special night. You’ll be able to experience all the trappings of the famous southern city including a brass band, jambalaya and down home hospitality.

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Charles Phan’s Empire Grows

Charles Phan’s Empire Grows

Restaurateur Charles Phan never seems to be satisfied with just one project. His latest restaurant, Wo Hing General Store, opened in the Mission late last year. And now, he’s planning another unique spot on the waterfront.

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