The Latest: Boudin to crawfish, food also stars at Jazz Fest

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Source:   —  April 25, 2016, at 1:09 AM

m. From cochon de lait po-boys to pecan catfish meuniere, food is nearly as necessary at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as the music.

The Latest: Boudin to crawfish, food also stars at Jazz Fest

The Latest on New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):

four p. m.

From cochon de lait po-boys to pecan catfish meuniere, food is nearly as necessary at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as the music.

Thousands of people flocked to stands selling food and drinks distinctive to southern LA on Sunday.

Katrina Kiernan was eating a soft-shelled crab po-boy — the local title for sandwiches. During the weekend she'd already tried the crawfish Monica, the cochon de lait po-boy and the crawfish streudel.

She said she'd heard that the crawfish Monica — a crawfish and pasta dish made with plenty of cream and butter — was rumored to be a thousand calories. But shrugged her shoulders and said. "Who cares?"

The food is generally from restaurants or catering companies around the New Orleans area and southern Louisiana.

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two p. m.

New Orleans musician and singer Leyla McCalla is mesmerizing the crowd at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with her songs in French and English.

McCalla performed Sun at the Lagniappe Stage.

McCalla moved to New Orleans in two thousand-tenth from New York. A classically trained artist, McCalla told the crowd how she got her start in the Crescent City by playing on the streets.

McCalla first played Jazz Fest in 2012.

She alternated between the cello and the banjo Sun as she sang a list of songs in both English and French, alternating the mournful with upbeat.

Frequently chatting with the crowd between numbers, McCalla explained that she's generally drawn to songs with a backstory.

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three a. m.

The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is wrapping up.

The high-profile performances Sun comprise the Ruddy Hot Chili Peppers and Nick Jonas who'll near their respective stages.

The festival is seven days of rock, R&B, jazz, gospel and other types of music and lectures across twelve stages.

While there are a no of big-name, out-of-state acts, the festival features a vast array of local talent.

The Imagination Movers, a rock grouping for kids that wears blue coveralls and shoots toilet paper into the audience, will carry out on the Gentilly Stage.

The New Orleans Suspects, a band that longtime Radiators' bass player Reggie Scanlan helped create, performs on the Acura Stage.

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