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  1. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  2. Ass-Kicking Festivals; New World Order of Clubs: BB Touring Conf Day Two Panels

    November 10, 2011 6:30 PM EST From left: Gary Richards, President, Hard Events. Jay Sweet, Producer, Newport Folk Festival. Charlie Jones, Partner, C3 Presents. Quint Davis, President, Festival Productions, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Photo: Michael Seto) Day tw ...

  3. Newport Festivals Foundation Announces Creation of Musician-Comprised Advisory Board

    September 30, 2011 12:41 PM EDT The Newport Festivals Foundation announced Wednesday that it has created the Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors. According to the foundation, the board will serve to "further advance the dialogue with both established and budding musicia ...

  4. Newport Folk Festival Sells Out

    August 01, 2011 6:59 AM EDT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Blue skies and strong ticket sales blessed this year's Newport Folk Festival, two days of veteran acts and up-and-comers from a variety of musical genres. An estimated 10,000 people attended the long-running festival Sund ...

  5. New Orleans Jazz Fest Thrives Despite Competition

    May 04, 2011 7:36 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A sea of flowered shirts, colorful tank tops and straw hats sways to an infectious beat under a searing blue sky. Artists ranging from Bon Jovi to New Orleans jazz singer John Boutte pump tunes on multiple stages as an exub ...

  6. Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals Go Nonprofit

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST The founder of the celebrated Newport jazz and folk festivals is taking them nonprofit in an effort to make sure the events he's been producing for six decades live on after he is gone. George Wein, 85, said Tuesday he has established a new n ...

  7. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosb ...

  8. Festivals Return Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale music festivals are returning for a second year despite a ...

  9. OurStage Aims To Connect Bands With Talent Buyers

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT OurStage.com has launched a new online tool to help up-and-coming acts book concerts, while allowing music venue talent buyers to browse for new talent on the road. The Web site’s new Marketplace tool allows bands to sign up for a free electronic ...

  10. Costello, The Roots Set For Whistler Music Festival

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year's inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Other ar ...

  11. Sonny Rollins To Headline Newport Jazz Festival

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Sonny Rollins will headline this year's jazz festival in Newport, Rhode Island. The JVC Jazz Festival Newport will be held August 8 through August 10 at Fort Adams State Park and at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More than ...

  12. New Orleans Sings Praise As Neville Brothers Reunite

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, who traditionally help close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returned to the big stage Sunday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flooded and wrecked their homes, along with 80 percent of the city. Th ...

  13. Buffett, Black Crowes, Power Set For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Other artists include the Avett Brothers, Levon He ...

  14. Festival Network Unveils 2008 Schedule

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With new festivals in Whistler, British Columbia; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and San Francisco, Festival Network has officially announced its 2008 season schedule (see full list below). Lineups for most of the jazz/folk-themed festiv ...