Saturday, May 2, Thursday, April 30, Photo taken through skill screen on side of stage. In this Saturday, Sept. Advocate file photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- Paul Simon plays at p. Friday, April 29, at the Acura stage. Photo by Paul A. Hebert -- Snoop Dogg plays Saturday, April 30, at p.
Here are 11 examples of local talent that you should keep on your radar and in your playlist. Meez on the keys! This guy has a serious talent for tickling some ivories and ebonies, for that matter , and likes to make wonderful mash-ups, like the Beatles with straight-up NOLA bounce.
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