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Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well: 5 Hours of Intermission Music Written for 50th Anniversary Shows

The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well run, which kicked off Saturday, June 27 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., brought out the jams in a big way -- not just onstage, but during the hour-long set break.
That's when fans got to hear original music composed by Neal Casal and a group of musicians he recruited and (jokingly) named Franklins of the World. He got the gig after Bill Kreutzmann's son, Justin, a noted filmmaker who curated the visual component during set break, asked him to come up with a minimum of five hours of original music to soundtrack the nightly Fare Thee Well time-out.
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AXS TV Firefly Artists and Hosts for Music Festival broadcast

AXS TV Announces Firefly Artists and Hosts for Music Festival Broadcast June 19 to 21, Starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT Each Night



The Firefly Music Festival makes its national television debut on AXS TV with 17 hours of coverage over three days from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21. Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, AWOLNATION, Bastille, Sublime with Rome, Hozier, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Dirty Heads and more perform as part of AXS TV’s broadcast beginning nightly at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

AXS TV has named Carla Marie and Anthony from the nationally syndicated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on iHeartRadio” and the “My Day Friday” podcast as co-hosts for the weekend’s TV festival broadcast. The pair will be on site to guide viewers through the weekend, hosting wraps and exclusive artist interviews during the Firefly broadcast.

View AXS TV’s Firefly artist line-up, broadcast schedule is subject to change.

Dr John interview with Tavis Smiley

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Musician Dr. John, talks his new Louis Armstrong tribute album.


Dr. John has long been considered the living embodiment of New Orleans' vibrant culture. Throughout his career—from his roots as a session musician in the 50s, playing with legends, to his still-distinctive sound today—his music has transcended genres. He's well known for his classic "Right Place, Wrong Time" and has won multiple Grammys, written an autobiography (Under a Hoodoo Moon) and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His latest project, Ske-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit Of Satch, honors the music of the late, great Louis Armstrong.


 Read more at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/musician-dr-john-2/

Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85\

Ornette Coleman, the American saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died early on Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan. He was 85.


Coleman was an American icon and iconoclast — a self-taught musician born poor and fatherless in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1930, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, the Japanese Praemium Imperiale, two Guggenheims, a MacArthur, honorary doctorates and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor.

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How well do you know New Orleans? Take the quiz.


Do you know the city of New Orleans? There are a lot of quizzes on New Orleans, but few dig into obscure trivial facts. Do you know the trivial ins and outs of New Orleans or did you just spend a weekend on Bourbon street. Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? More than a drunken weekend in the French Quarter. More than beer on Bourbon Street. Climb through rusted trivial facts and remember NOLA history.

See how you do on this quiz, "How well do you know New Orleans?" www.gotoquiz.com/how_well_do_you_know_new_orleans_1