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New Orleans 300: Defining Jazz Fest

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Kick off week one of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with New Orleans cultural scholar and writer Alex Rawls as he explores the history, heritage, and heirs of the festival at the Fairgrounds.

Rawls is a New Orleans-based music journalist and creator of the website MySpiltMilk.com. He has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Spin, No Depression, USA Today, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the New Orleans Advocate. He previously edited OffBeat, New Orleans’ music monthly, and guest edited the Louisiana music issue of The Oxford American.

Image courtesy of Patrick Ainsworth.

To view all of the Library's New Orleans 300 programs, visit http://bit.ly/nola300.