music is the answer
Volume 20/Issue 20/2002

ericby Eric A. Crabtree


Overwhelming Demand Brings Cher
Back to New Orleans Nov. 14

Cher's First "Living Proof-The Farewell Tour" New Orleans Concert
photos: Brian Sands

By overwhelming demand, Cher’s "Living Proof - The Farewell Tour" will return to the New Orleans Arena - one last time - Thurs., Nov. 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the command performance are on sale now. The ‘’Living Proof - The Farewell Tour" promises an evening of material from the entire span of Cher’s monumental career - an unprecedented extravaganza!

Tickets available online at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge-by-phone New Orleans 504.522.5555, Baton Rouge

 225.761.8400, Biloxi 228.385.2600, Lafayette 337.262.8686, Hattiesburg 601.268.8948, Mobile 251.434.0033, Pensacola 850.434.7444, Jackson 601.355.5252. Date, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to the Children’s Craniofacial Association (


Voodoo Music Experience Announces 4th Year Talent

On Nov. 2, a spellbinding musical journey like no other awaits those who make the trek to New Orleans for VOODOO MUSIC® EXPERIENCE. By the end of the day, the swampy moss of New Orleans City Park will have seen more than 20 artists and twelve hours of music on three stages and thousands of the world’s most ardent music lovers! With performances by No Doubt, The Crystal Method, 311, Sum 41, Garbage, Counting Crows, (hed)pe, Macy Gray, Nappy Roots, The X-ecutioners, Galactic, DJ Z-Trip, J5, Cut Chemist, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jack Johnson, North Mississippi Allstars, and Blind Boys of Alabama, it’s no wonder this day-long event has become an internationally renowned music experience!

"It’s been great to see the event grow over the last four years," says Steve Rehage of Rehage Entertainment. "Our goal is to develop one of the world’s greatest music festivals, with artists from varying genres coming together in New Orleans to worship the music. We now have attendees from all over the United States; ultimately we’re creating a new Halloween tradition."

It’s no secret that one of this year’s biggest draws will be No Doubt. Still soaring off the success of Rock Steady, the foursome’s highly anticipated performance at Voodoo is certain to be filled with the incredible energy that first brought the band to the top of the charts in the early 90s. Stefani’s stage presence coupled with Dumont, Young and Kanal’s ska-revival and new wave sounds creates a concert experience few people ever forget! Expect Garbage to rock out equally as hard with a sound that has combined some of the underground’s biggest movements - shoe-gazer, trip-hop and indie - to form a recipe for mainstream success. Not afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve, Counting Crows will bring some soul to the swamp with music fresh from their recent release Hard Candy while the North Mississippi Allstars dish up something a little bit rock and a little bit blues.

With a sound born in the dirty south, Nappy Roots’ performance in the land of muddy bayous and shady alleys is a particularly appropriate for the Halloween-season event. Expect a hearty helping from their recent, critically acclaimed release Watamelon, Chicken, and Gritz with a healthy side of the bouncy rhythms that have them rising up the charts! Spicing up the night will be hip-hop DJ collective The X-ecutioners’ turntable tricknology and Z-Trip’s unique melding of rock and hip-hop’s greatest hits. Expect Macy Gray’s emotive lyrics and unmistakable sound to fill the bayou air with music equally hot.

Truly making the event a complete experience is Voodoo After Dark - a series of shows created in conjunction with the House of Blues that features prominent national and local talent performing in notorious venues throughout New Orleans. A new element for Voodoo worshippers this year is the Road to Voodoo, a coast to coast three-band tour concluding with a final bash in New Orleans on Friday, November 1, 2002. Visit the official VOODOO MUSIC® EXPERIENCE website at for more information, scheduling, merchandise and more!

VOODOO MUSIC® EXPERIENCE is created and produced by Rehage Entertainment, Inc., a New York/New Orleans-based management, marketing and productions company specializing in the creation and development of entertainment properties.

VOODOO MUSIC® EXPERIENCE is sponsored by PlayStation®2, Cox Communications, Miller,, KKND, Extreme, M@x Racks,, Gambit Weekly, Much Music USA,, Offbeat, SOBE, Aquafina and Voodoo BBQ.

Tickets are on sale today through the event website and at all Ticketmaster locations.

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