Natalie Portman carries the role of widow and former first lady in Jackie. Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Movie review: Jackie explores a new point of view

The myth of the Kennedys and Camelot is so interwoven in the fabric of American history and identity that we often forget how intentionally it was constructed to be just that. The style, the dinners, the decorations, everything was carefully planned to project a particular image that would inspire Americans and survive long after the […]

Love Canon plays the Jefferson Theater on New Year's Eve. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: New Year’s Eve events

New Year’s Eve Pajama Dance Party featuring Lauren Hoffman’s Secret Storm, Shagwüf, Synthetic Division, Ships in the Night, Just Sex and DJ Cadybug. $15-20, 8:30pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Irish New Year with King Golden Banshee and a live broadcast from Dublin. No cover, 7pm. Tin Whistle Irish […]

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform on Thursday at the Jefferson. Publicity image.

Trombone Shorty kicks it into high gear

On December 29, New Orleans native Troy Andrews aka Trombone Shorty appears at the Jefferson Theater with his group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Named  by OffBeat Magazine as the New Orleans musical icon for the millennial generation, Andrews’s groundbreaking fusion of jazz, funk, blues, rock and hip-hop has been compared with the innovations of other Big Easy greats […]