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'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies

Jun. 7, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77. In a statement released through his publicist, the family said Dr. John, who was born Mac...

Jazz Fest weekend closes with Van Morrison, Marsalis tribute

Apr. 28, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

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. Van Morrison will close the main stage Sunday while J. Balvin closes the Gentilly Stage, and Al Green closes the Congo Square Stage. At the...