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Stories with person: Irma Thomas
  • Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:31 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.

  • 4-day music fest kicks off in French Quarter 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:52 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - When the first French Quarter Festival launched in 1984, traditional jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin recalls there was little interest and most of the streets in the 16-block area were largely empty.

  • 4-day music fest kicks off in French Quarter 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:07 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - When the first French Quarter Festival launched in 1984, traditional jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin recalls there was little interest and most of the streets in the 16-block area were largely empty.