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Elvis Costello honors late friend, legend Allen Toussaint

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint died in 2015 in Spain, but his spirit will forever live on in the city that made him. The Rhythm and Blues artist was honored with a street bearing his name in early 2022, and now his fellow artist, and frequent collaborator Elvis Costello, is honoring him by walking down the street named after his dear friend.
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Boulevard in New Orleans will be renamed for music legend Allen Toussaint

Last week, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to rename Robert E. Lee Boulevard for Allen Toussaint. Or as one media outlet headlined: "Lee Surrenders Again." New Orleans City Council member Jared C. Brossett submitted the ordinance to the city's planning commission in December. Allen Toussaint was a songwriter,...
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New Orleans City Council Votes To Rename Robert E. Lee Blvd After Musician Allen Toussaint

A New Orleans boulevard named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be renamed. According to CNN, on Jan. 6, a New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to change the name of Robert E. Lee Boulevard, which goes through the northern part of New Orleans, to Allen Toussaint Boulevard. Toussaint is a legendary New Orleans performer, producer and songwriter who died in 2015.
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Allen Toussaint and Best of 2021

Plus, new blues releases and more in the Crossroads January look back at the past year in blues. Chicago native Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show heard in more than 40 states and nearly 40 countries; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. In 2020, Chris received first place in Special Program from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, as well as first place in DJ Personality Air Check for Night Train.
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Council approves renaming Robert E. Lee Boulevard for Allen Toussaint

The name of Confederate general and Virginia native Robert E. Lee will be removed from the prominent Gentilly and Lakeview boulevard and replaced with the name of influential musician and New Orleans native Allen Toussaint. Following the recommendation from the New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission,, the City Council...
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New Orleans City Council votes to rename Robert E. Lee Boulevard after R&B icon Allen Toussaint

By unanimous vote of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday evening, a four and a half mile boulevard in Lakeview named in honor of Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be renamed after the late rhythm-and-blues icon Allen Toussaint. The renaming is part of an ongoing effort to rid New Orleans’ streetscape of place names memorializing Confederate leaders and white supremacists.
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Brossett: Rename Robert E. Lee Boulevard after Allen Toussaint

(AP) — A New Orleans city council member is pushing to change a street currently named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee and replace it with one the city’s most famous musicians, Allen Toussaint. Jared C. Brossett introduced an ordinance to rename the street that goes through the northern part...
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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to host gala tribute to Allen Toussaint with special guest Big Freedia

The Grammy award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) will celebrate its nineteenth season with the annual Big Beat Gala fundraiser on Saturday, December 4, hosted by Big Freedia. The gala is jointly chaired by renowned author Walter Isaacson and Laverne Toombs, executive director of the New Orleans Black Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with Adonis Rose, artistic director of NOJO.
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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to perform Allen Toussaint tribute in Lafayette

It will be a true southern night when the Grammy Award–winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) swings on stage at Lafayette’s Heymann Performing Arts Center for a big band concert on Thursday, October 21. Artistic director Adonis Rose will lead the band in tunes by Louisiana’s acclaimed musical genius, Allen Toussaint. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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