New Orleans Jazz Fest reveals 2015 lineup

 

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its 2015 lineup. Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, and No Doubt are among this year’s headlining acts. They’ll be joined by other notable artists including Wilco, Ryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, and Steve Winwood.

Also playing at the festival are John Legend, Jimmy Buffett, Hozier, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves, Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Vaughn, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic featuring Macy Gray, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, The Meters featuring Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., and Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Chicago, Ed Sheeran, Jerry Lee Lewis, The O’Jays, Estelle, Irvin Mayfield, The Word, Anders Osborne, and Shovels & Rope.

Jazz Fest takes place over the course of two weekends (April 24th – 26th and April 30th – May 3rd) at New Orleans’ City Park. Tickets to both weekends are available beginning Tuesday, January 13th through the festival’s website.

Originally Posted on Consequence of Sound
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Jennifer Nettles Will Make Her Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Jennifer Nettles is headed to Broadway. At least for a little while.

The Sugarland singer announced today (Dec. 9) that she’s set to make her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago playing the blonde murderess, Roxy Hart.

She’ll appear in the show for a limited eight week engagement, kicking off her run on February 2.

“I love the story. It’s lighthearted,” she told Today. “Lighthearted about murder.”

Nettles isn’t scared to hit the Great White Way, but excited.

“This one makes me on fire, thrilled,” she said, explaining that “no one phones it in on Broadway.”

Tink Featuring Jay Z and Rick Ross — “Movin’ Bass”

Yesterday, we posted a new song of Sleigh Bells featuring Tink, and today we have a new Timbaland produced song “Movin’ Bass” with Tink featuring Jay Z and Rick Ross.

Timbaland recently said of Tink, a rising female rapper from Chicago, “She was music and she saved my life… You can’t believe somebody at 19 got it. We don’t see that no more. The last person we saw [like her] was Drake.”

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