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WWL Radio host: Anti-gay message attack on entire LGBTQ community

A WWL Radio employee responded to hate speech on social media through his attorney, saying the message was an attack on the entire LGBTQ community.

Injuries reported in stampede at Lil Wayne’s music festival

  Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Alex Trebek is back at work on ‘Jeopardy!’

  Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

  Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

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Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

Company seeks ‘Friends’ super fan to watch 25 hours of classic sitcom for $1,000

Could there BE an easier way to earn some cash??!!

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

Anders Osborne’s guitars stolen in California

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

Ben Folds to perform with LSU Symphony Orchestra

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

  Satchmo Summer Fest 2019 wraps up

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Musician tip jar goes digital with Austin pilot program

Austin, Texas, is launching a pilot program that will let fans digitally tip their favorite musicians.

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Founding member of The Meters, Art Neville, passes away at age 81

Art Neville, founding member of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, has passed away according to family.

  After cancellation, delay Rolling Stones fans finally get their show

After one cancellation, one change of venue, one weather delay and months of anticipation, Rolling Stones fans finally got their show at the Superdome Monday night (July 15).

Voodoo Fest releases lineup-by-day schedule

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience announced its day-by-day lineup for the Halloween weekend music festival.

  The Rolling Stones set to rock the Superdome

Fans of the Rolling Stones will finally get their chance to see the famed band in New Orleans after two tries in recent months – and several decades.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

Rolling Stones rescheduled for Monday due to Barry

The Rolling Stones: No Filter Tour has been rescheduled to Monday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Your current tickets will be valid for the show.

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

  ‘I have to see her’: Michelle Obama, Democratic hopefuls draw crowds at Essence Fest

While music and art take center stage at Essence, the political lineup is a welcome addition.

  Founder: Essence Fest became more than he ever imagined

Thousands took part in the Essence Festival's daytime activities at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday.

  New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell welcomes Essence Fest executives

Mayor Latoya Cantrell joined Essence Fest executives at a press conference to kick off the annual event.

  Tourism officials have high hopes as Essence Fest attendees arrive

Essence Fest attendees start arriving ahead of the weekend and tourism officials say it's one of the biggest events of the summer.

Walton and Johnson radio show host, John Walton, passes away

John Walton, one half of the Walton & Johnson radio show, has died, according to co-host Steve Johnson on Tuesday.

  ’Tremendous turmoil’ in film industry, says SAG president hopeful

With elections for president of the Screen Actors Guild coming up, issues like dealing with backlash from abortion restrictions are brought to center stage.

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

Jacob Bryan, the 5-month-old baby of singer Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher, clearly prefers one parent to the other when it comes to singing.

  Irma Thomas reflects on Dave Bartholomew’s life and legacy

"What this city has brought to the music industry as a whole. New Orleans isn’t given credit for a lot of things it should be given credit for, because of people like Mr. Bartholomew.”

The music world reacts to the death of Dave Bartholomew

Bartholomew, who is credited with bring the sound of New Orleans to the world and discovering Fats Domino, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 100.

Musician and composer Dave Bartholomew passes away at 100

Dave Bartholomew, a man of many talents and the man credited in discovering Fats Domino, has passed away according to Nola.com. He was 100-years-old.

Shreveport mayor apologizes to the late Sam Cooke, awards posthumous key to the city

After 56 years, Sam Cooke received an apology for the racially motivated mistreatment he received in Shreveport.

  Musicians and fans say goodbye to Dr. John

New Orleans said their final farewell to a musical legend Saturday in a way only the city can. But many fans believe that Dr. John will live on through the culture he embodied.

How Shreveport’s complicated past inspired Sam Cooke to write ‘A Change is Gonna Come’

On October 8, 1963, Sam Cooke, already a renowned musician, drove to Shreveport for a performance at the Municipal Auditorium. The four headed for what was then the Holiday Inn on North Market Street, where they had reservations, but they would never check into a room.

Memorial service arrangements announced for Dr. John

Memorial services have been set for Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, the iconic New Orleans musician who died June 6 at 77.

Jefferson Parish announces Carnival changes

Next year's Family Gras will feature two new parades -- one a Jefferson Parish staple and the other making its first debut.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

FOX 8 Morning Edition expands to weekends

With the outstanding success of FOX 8’s morning news program, the “FOX 8 Morning Edition”, FOX 8 is proud to announce the show is expanding to weekend mornings.

  Hundreds second line for music legend Dr. John

Melodies from a brass band filled the streets, Friday, as hundreds second lined for Dr. John.

  Hundreds crowd Treme for second line honoring Dr. John

Kermit’s Treme Mother in Law Lounge, in the 1500 block of N. Claiborne Ave., is where fans of Dr. John will begin a second line in his honor on Friday afternoon.

  Musicians, friends remember music legend Dr. John

Musicians and music lovers in New Orleans and across the globe mourn the loss Dr. John. They say he left an indelible mark on the city.

  Social media reacts to the death of Dr. John

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John passed away Thursday at the age of 77.

  New Orleans iconic musician Dr. John dies at 77

Iconic New Orleans musician Dr. John passed away on Thursday from a heart attack, according to his family.

Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone and Beck headline Voodoo

Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, and Beck will headline the 21st annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, taking place October 25-27, 2019 at City Park in New Orleans.

Mayor Cantrell cancels Krewe of Nyx’ summer parade

Cantrell voiced her fondness and support for the all-female Mardi Gras group but said she could not support the July parade, citing safety concerns.

  The Rolling Stones tickets go on sale, most already sold through pre-sale

Some fans disappointed by lack of options left from pre-sale tickets, but say they won't miss the band perform.

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

2019 Bayou Country Superfest brings in nearly half the fans of last time concert was at Tiger Stadium

For its 10th annual concert, Bayou Country Superfest returned to LSU’s Tiger Stadium and brought in about 50,000 fans.

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Netflix is rethinking production in Georgia after the state's heartbeat bill was signed by the governor.

  2 Krewes hope to bring tourism dollars to the city with summer parades

The Krewe of Nyx and Krewe of Freret plan events in June and July, which they say will bring in tourists and keep people interested for next year's Carnival season.

TONIGHT: Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ tour rolls into New Orleans

“The Freshen Up” tour is McCartney’s first outing following the release of his new studio album, “Egypt Station,” released September 7 on Capitol Records and generating rave reviews.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy crowned next ‘American Idol’

Laine Hardy is the next American Idol.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Bayou Boogaloo ends on a sunny note after rains delayed Sunday’s opening

While the storms may have dissuade some from coming out to the bayou Sunday, vendors said the rest of the weekend went smoothly.

Some Rolling Stones fans get early access to New Orleans tickets

Rolling Stones fans who bought a ticket to see the band at Jazz Fest just might get some satisfaction a little earlier than everyone else.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

  The Rolling Stones add New Orleans to ‘No Filter’ tour

Tickets go on sale May 31

Livingston Parish overrun with fans for Laine Hardy parade, concert

Laine Hardy was welcomed home with incredible fanfare Tuesday, May 14, just days after he won a spot in the American Idol finale. He started his day bright and early with a stop at the Governor’s Mansion, where the First Lady and Governor John Bel Edwards greeted him with a special surprise.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.