1. Irma Thomas

    Irma Thomas

    6 Albums, 4 Songs

    • Wish Someone Would Care
    • Simply Grand
    • Simply Grand
    • Time Is on My Side
    • Wish Someone Would Care/Take a Look
    • After the Rain
    • After the Rain
  2. Bruce Springsteen Making Jazz Fest Return

    January 24, 2012 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 The last time Bruce Springsteen performed in New Orleans it was less than a year after Hurricane Katrina hit, and "The Boss" moved thousands to tears at Jazz Fest by belting out such lyrics as "How can a poor man stand such times as t ...

  3. New Orleans Jazz Festival to Host Eagles, Foo Fighters, Florence + the Machine

    December 14, 2011 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will be the first year the Eagles and Tom Petty play Jazz Fest, the o ...

  4. Chaz Fest Offers Freaky, Funky Alternative to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    May 03, 2011 2:50 PM EDT While hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe flock to the world-renowned 42nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to catch national acts like Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi and Willie Nelson as well as local legends Allen Toussai ...

  5. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track ...

  6. Mary J. Blige, Kanye West Headlining Essence Music Festival

    February 16, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M ary J. Blige , Trey Songz , Jill Scott and rapper Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Com ...

  7. Janet Jackson Dazzles Crowd at Essence Festival

    July 03, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson enthralled the Essence Music Festival audience Friday, kept them on their feet for more than two hours and reminded fans why seeing her in concert was worth waiting two years. From the opening notes of "The Pleasure Principle" ...

  8. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup fea ...

  9. Willie Nelson Teams With T-Bone Burnett For Rounder's 40th Anniversary

    January 15, 2010 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music legend Willie Nelson has teamed with celebrated producer T-Bone Burnett for "Country Music," an album which marks the first release of his recently inked deal with Rounder Records. "Country Music" is due on April 13 ...

  10. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 P earl Jam , Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket , are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair G ...

  11. Galactic Enlists New Orleans Legends For 'Ya-Ka-May'

    December 03, 2009 9:31 AM EST 0 0 0 New Orleans' multi-tasking funk outfit Galactic is set to return on Feb. 9, 2010 with its sixth studio album, entitled "Ya-Ka-May." The 15 song set is the group's second for Anti- and features numerous collaborations, including N ...

  12. After Four Decades, Jazz Fest Grows But Honors Roots

    April 23, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Only about 350 people attended the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970, and that number included gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and the other 100 or so local musicians who performed. Four decades later, Jazz Fest draws hundreds of th ...

  13. New Orleans Bluesman Eddie Bo Dies

    March 24, 2009 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Orleans blues singer-pianist Eddie Bo, who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, has died of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was confirmed Friday by his close friend and booking agent, Karen Hamilton. Hamilton said Eddi ...

  14. The Mars Volta, N*E*R*D Join Voodoo Experience

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Mars Volta, N*E*R*D, TV On The Radio, Irma Thomas, the Butthole Surfers, Fishbone and Ben Jelen have joined the lineup for the 2008 Voodoo Experience, to be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Pa The Mars Volta, N*E*R*D, TV On The Radio, I ...

  15. Grand Recognition

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For soul survivor Irma Thomas, it's never too late to be recognized, as indicated by "Simply Grand," due this week via Rounder. For soul survivor Irma Thomas, it's never too late to be recognized, as indicated by "Simply Gra ...

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers extend their pop dominance on their third album, Irma Thomas gets a grand tribute with some of the the best pianists in the biz and Yung Berg makes good on his slow-building launch Bad By newcomer Janelle Monae's "Metrop ...

  17. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional ...

  18. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett ...

  19. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans� ...

  20. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  21. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  22. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  23. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Rob ...

  24. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 27-29, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed a miracle, because divine intervention -- manifested via major sponsorship from Shell Oil Co. and the sheer determina Last year's edition of the New Orleans ...

  25. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 beg ...

  26. Stewart, Connick Jr., Morrison Set For Jazz Fest

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for this year's two-weekend event. Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley and Dr. John le Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans J ...

  27. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured ...

  28. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew ...

  29. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ...

  30. Star-Studded Katrina Benefit Heading To DVD

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances like Elton John's "Levon," a duet by Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett on Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," Lenny Kravitz' "Hercules" and three songs from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are among Nea ...

  31. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Fe ...

  32. Fats Domino Set To Help Young Musicians

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fats Domino is coming out of his post-Katrina seclusion to help a cause near to his heart -— getting instruments into the hands of the city's young musicians. Fats Domino is coming out of his post-Katrina seclusion to help a cause near to his h ...

  33. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compi ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival R&B veteran Irma Thomas will release her first effort in six years this spring. "After the Rain" will be available April 25 via Rounder. Produced by Scott Billington, it is the New Orle ...

  35. Stars Honor New Orleans

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From the Boss to the Edge, Stars came out to honor New Orleans at the Grammy Awards. (L-R) Irma Thomas, Sam Moore, U2 guitarist the Edge, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello perform "Yes We Can" during a tribute to New Orleans at the 48th ...

  36. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Gram ...

  37. U2 Trumps Mariah, Kanye At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey an ...

  38. Grammys To Pay Tribute To New Orleans

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello tomorrow night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles as the Grammy Awards pay tribute to the hurr New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John an ...

  39. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  40. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio ...

  41. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's h ...

  42. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawt ...

  43. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed ...

  44. Music-Related Katrina Aid Efforts Continue

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concert "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" -- featuring Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint and others -- will raise funds beyond its New York s Music-related aid for victims of Hurri ...

  45. Radio City Joins MSG For Katrina Benefit

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer Trio, Joss Stone and the Meters have signed on for a Sept. 20 benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Th Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, J ...

  46. Country for True Lovers

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With three albums to her credit, Los Angeles chanteuse Eleni Mandell temporarily abandons Weill-style neo-noir for a poised move into country. With three albums to her credit, Los Angeles chanteuse Eleni Mandell temporarily abandons Weill-style neo- ...

  47. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festiva ...

  48. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in ...

  49. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legen ...

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