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Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103.

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Little Big Town, Fleetwood Mac at Jazz Fest

Jimmy Cliff performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Friday, May 3, 2013. AP

Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their “to do” list.

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Back to New Orleans: Beyonce to perform at Essence

Beyoncé poses after a news conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEW ORLEANS— Beyonce is coming back to New Orleans and back to the Superdome.   After entertaining a huge television audience in a packed dome during the Super Bowl halftime show, Beyonce is now scheduled to perform at the Essence Festival.   Festival officials said Monday that she will return to the dome to headline […]

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‘Dirty Dozen’ trumpeter sidelined by dog bite


Dirty Dozen Brass Band trumpeter Efrem Towns was recovering at home in New Orleans from a vicious attack by a dog in an Atlanta motel.

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