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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary.

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Sulphur High School senior band member Ethyn Evans was recognized Tuesday as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American, and will perform with the U.S. Army All-American Band at half-time of the nationally-broadcast “U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance” at noon, Saturday, J…

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington came as a surprise to the world when it was announced, but it also struck similarities to the death of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who killed himself in May.

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Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience performed at the Moss Bluff and Sulphur Regional libraries recently with their program, Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco. Children were able to jam with the band on rub boards and along the way gained a better knowledge of the roots of Zydec…

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The Grammy Award winning group Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience have brought their considerable talent to the area and are performing at local libraries teaching children, as well as adults, the history of Zydeco music through song and interaction with the audience.

After walking away empty-handed at the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for "Blue Ain't Your Color."

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney says its networks will air Ariana Grande's "One Love Manchester" benefit on Sunday. The concert, to be carried by broadcasters around the world, is aimed at helping victims of the recent attack in Manchester, England.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After rain deluged and muddied the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Course, sparking a partial shutdown last week of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it returns Thursday through Sunday with acts including Darrius Rucker, Wilco, Earth Wind & Fire, Boney Jam…

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates.

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