The Tulane Hullabaloo

Zion makes NBA debut as Pelicans look to make playoff push

Czars Trinidad | Senior Staff Artist

Jude Papillion, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

The midpoint of the 2019-2020 NBA season has passed and the New Orleans Pelicans have a dismal 18-29 record. The Pelicans are currently 4.5 games behind the Western Conference eighth seed Memphis Grizzlies.  Around the league, the Los Angeles Lakers have a 3.5 game lead for first place in the Wes...

From jazz to funk, New Orleans music strikes a chord with residents


Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

November 13, 2019

From brass bands to jazz funerals, music and musical culture in New Orleans are a critical part of what makes this city so unique and is a key part of what makes the Tulane experience so exceptional.  New Orleans was, of course, founded by French colonizers before they sold their territories to the United S...

Arcade’s picks: NOLA’s live music venues


Melissa Rosenthal, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Are you in need of new music venues beyond the famed Frenchman Street? Music and arts culture are essential to New Orleans life and can be found throughout the city. From Bounce to Big Band to Blues to traditional Jazz, you are sure to find your ideal genre. Below are suggestions for live music spot...

Exploring New Orleans’ history through local museums


Cori Shalit, Arcade Editor

September 4, 2019

When we think of New Orleans, unique festivities and food quickly come to mind, so it may be easy at times to overlook the significance of the rich history and traditions that also characterize the city.  New Orleans is a city well-known for keeping its history alive and accessible. You can see i...

50th Fête: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets better with age

Jazz Fest Crowd in 2014. Courtesy of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation, Inc.

Hannah Eichelbaum, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Jazz in New Orleans has a long and spirited history. The same can be said of the famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, locally simplified to “Jazz Fest.” The festival takes place over two weekends, from April 25 to April 28 and May 2 to May 5. The first annual festival took place in 197...

When, where to celebrate Black History Month in New Orleans

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Hannah Erbrick, Arcade Editor

February 14, 2019

With Black History Month fully underway, there’s no shortage of celebratory and informative events all over the country. Luckily for Tulane students, there may be few better cities in which to celebrate Black history and excellence than New Orleans. The many events around town seek to honor the pre...

French Quarter Festival to capture city’s culture in country’s largest showcase of Louisiana music

French Quarter Fest is the largest free festival in the South.

Fiona Grathwohl, Senior Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

Thursday through Sunday, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. will be holding its 35th French Quarter Festival. More than just a free way to have fun off campus and get your boogie on, French Quarter Fest prides itself in being the largest showcase of Louisiana music on the planet, and also contributes to the ...

Jank Setup joins ranks of Tulane-founded funk bands

Jank Setup joins ranks of Tulane-founded funk bands

Bryce Berman, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2018

Sexual Thunder, one of the most popular bands to come out of Tulane, was born in a small house in the shadows of the old Café Freret. A new band called Jank Setup, however, has recently taken up residence in the home, which continues to be a pillar of the funk band tradition. The band got it...

Taking the scenic route: the winding road of pro basketball in New Orleans

Paul Trujillo | Sports Layout Editor

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018

Professional basketball in New Orleans has been quite the rollercoaster. The city got a team, lost it, gained another, lost it, reclaimed it and finally renamed it. This story of the New Orleans Pelicans has been complicated to say the least, but its effects have had a significant nationwide impact...

Herbie Fully Loaded: Herbie Hancock stupefies Orpheum Theater

Herbie Hancock

Josh Axelrod, Arcade Editor

October 20, 2017

Most likely, if a UFO landed in the middle of the Orpheum Theater during Herbie Hancock's Sunday night performance, no one in the audience would notice. The jazz legend, along with a stunning ensemble of musicians, hypnotized listeners with a masterful two-hour concert. Throughout the 120 minutes...

Know Your NOLA: New Orleans Jazz Museum displays distinguished history

The Old U.S. Mint houses the New Orleans Museum of Jazz, a collection of exhibits, instruments and archives related to jazz and its ties to New Orleans.

Luo Qi Kong, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017

New Orleans has served as a historical breeding ground for creative expression and a center for cultural syncretism throughout America's past. The city's ability to innovate is shown through its musical history. The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint honors jazz in its place of origin. Developing...

All that jazz: a search for student-friendly venues

Preservation Hall located downtown on St. Peters Street is one of many jazz clubs around the city accessible to music lovers of all ages. Other under-21 venues include Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro and Rock ‘n’ Bowl. 

Taylor DeMulling, Arcade Editor

November 3, 2016

Deep at the heart of New Orleans' culture lies its music scene: both a field of funk and an arena for the expansion of electronic dance music, a mecca for zydeco blues that's also comfortable cultivating alt-rock rhythms. While this musical melting pot roots its native residents and attracts applicants to...