NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of family members, friends, fans and fellow musicians gathered in New Orleans Monday to bid farewell to rock 'n' roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival closes out with Van Morrison and a special performance by the Marsalis family.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Katy Perry and Leon Bridges are among the top names headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Perry, who's known for her over-the-top costumes and pop music,...
HARVEY, La. (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest "Box" Fontenot.
Connick's office said Monday it didn't have sufficient evidence.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (all times local):
Some guys have all the luck indeed.
Rod Stewart closed out the main stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, singing a medley of his hit songs.
Stewart seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself, playfully chatting with the crowd and frequently calling on them to sing along to such hits as "Forever Young" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Crescent City this week for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course and features out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart as well as performers from across New Orleans and Louisiana. It's also a celebration of Louisiana culture and food with vendors selling everything from cochon de lait po-boys to praline-stuffed beignets. Here's a look at some things to expect during the festival:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ask artist Benjamin Bullins what's the coolest thing he's ever found in the trash, and he'll say it's a trick question because everything he digs up when dumpster diving is unique; but one particular find comes to mind.
Today in History for February 26th
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two weekends this spring — April 27-29 and May 3-6.
They made music that inspired legions of fans.
Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trumpeter James Andrews says some of Fats Domino's band members will be at a bar near Domino's old New Orleans neighborhood for a tribute this week.
He said Monday that baritone sax player Roger Lewis and tenor sax player Elliott "Stackman" Callier (KY-yay) played with Domino and plan to be at Vaughan's Lounge for a tribute to him Wednesday night.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Nostalgia was the rule on Wednesday, as news emerged that Antoine "Fats" Domino, the New Orleans singer, pianist and rock 'n' roll pioneer, had died at 89.
Yet Domino's career, including iconic numbers "Ain't That A Shame" and "Walking To New Orleans," included bleaker episodes. The songwriter and performer saw multiple doses of mid-1950s racial violence — including a Roanoke melee.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans lost Fats Domino this week, but some of the city's old guard are still going strong.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. Tributes to Fats Domino are accumulating, in words and in bouquets and Mardi Gras beads left at the yellow house in New Orleans where, after Hurricane Katrina, a fan spray-painted an erroneous RIP.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino didn't look like a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover.
But Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including "Blueberry Hill," ''Ain't That a Shame" and other standards of rock 'n' roll.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover. But Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including "Blueberry Hill," ''Ain't That a Shame" and other standards of rock 'n' roll.
New Orleans Residents Pay Respect to Fats Domino
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.
Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes early Tuesday.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Reactions to the death of Fats Domino, the rock 'n' roll pioneer who died Tuesday at age 89:
"He was one of my greatest inspirations. God was tops — but earthly, Fats was it." — Little Richard, during a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
Fats Domino dies aged 89
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, while jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain earned a special place in the event's history.
Today in History for February 26th
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — George "Bucky" Sallee, who bugled horses to the post at Keeneland for more than 50 years, has died. He was 87.
Sallee's wife of 38 years, Barbara Cook Sallee, confirmed that he died on Monday from natural causes. She says Sallee "loved Keeneland, the horses and the people, especially the kids."