Arts and Culture

Beastie Boys named to Rock Hall

Among the inductees named to this year’s class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are the Beastie Boys, who have been mixing rap, funk, soul and rock music for three decades. The ceremonies to be held in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum will...
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Michael Wolff returns to N’Awlins at Snug Harbor

If it’s Thanksgiving time in New Orleans, then pianist, arranger and composer Michael Wolff can’t be far off. Raised as a youngster in New Orleans, he has returned to what he regards as his hometown yearly and has camped out at Snug Harbor, the city’s premiere jazz club, for most...
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Jewish rapper Mac Miller to appear at HOB

Mac Miller, a Jewish rapper whose initial foray into the recording industry has resulted in sales of 140,000 units and still going, is traveling to the Big Easy for a concert tonight at the House of Blues. Miller has generated a lot of press for his work titled “Blue Slide...
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Playwright Wolfson here to launch ‘Play Dates’

Sam Wolfson, one of the two successful playwrights who brought us “Jewtopia,” travels to New Orleans from his Los Angeles home to oversee the first of several regional premieres of his new work “Play Dates,” bowing tonight at the Mid City Theatre for a three-week run.

Wolfson and partner Bryan...
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Douglas Sills stars as Gomez Addams

While Nathan Lane and Roger Rees have had their day as Broadway stars of the musical “The Addams Family,” Douglas Sills had rehearsals both in New York and in New Orleans as he prepared for the coveted role as Gomez Addams, the patriarch of the bizarre and macabre family first made...
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