February 2016

Cancer-free a decade, Melissa Etheridge performs Feb. 24 at the Orpheum

Melissa Etheridge will play The Orpheum Theater Feb. 24, 2016. (Photo by John Tsiavis)

By Alan Sculley Melissa Etheridge didn’t call her latest studio album “This Is M.E.” to suggest that it gave fans the most honest, best reflection of who she is musically, lyrically and as a person of any of her albums. She chose the title because it represented the sense of discovery she experienced during the … Continued

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‘Cupid’s Cabaret,’ with burlesque star Trixie Minx, heats up the Orpheum on Valentine’s Day

Trixie Minx stars in ‘Cupid’s Cabaret,’ a Valentine’s Day variety review inspired by the gloriously restored Orpheum Theater (Photo courtesy Trixie Minx)

By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune “It’s not just a burlesque show; this is the next level,” promised New Orleans’ disrobing diva Trixie Minx, as she described ‘Cupid’s Cabaret,’ a Valentine’s Day variety review. The show, she said, was inspired by the gloriously restored Orpheum Theater, which began as a vaudeville venue in 1921. … Continued

Dwight Yoakam brings country cool to the Orpheum in New Orleans

By Kara Martinez Bachman on October 11, 2015 at 10:44 AM, updated October 11, 2015 at 6:05 PM   Dwight Yoakam may have been one of the coolest things south of the Mason-Dixon line when he brought his atypical country to the newly renovated Orpheum Theater on Saturday (Oct. 10). The multiple-Grammy Award-winning actor and singer/songwriter … Continued

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