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Best of the Beat – Honoring Our Own

By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer The Best of the Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine celebrants its 22nd anniversary on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Held

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N.O. Alumnae Chapter of Deltas host 52nd Cotillion

“Delta Goes to Mardi Gras” was the theme of the annual pageantry of the local Delta Sigma Theta Chapter held on December 10 of last

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Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.
Contemporary Arts Center to fly flag of Dread Scott
[caption id="attachment_23556" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. ...
Stanley ‘Buckwheat Zydeco’ Dural Jr. dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Stanley “Buckwheat Zydeco” Dural Jr. always had a big smile on his face. A zydeco master and ambassador, Buckwheat, as he’d been called since childhood, was a ...
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz alum returns to Crescent City
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I would not be who I am were it not for having lived in New Orleans,” says vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, who arrived in the city in 2007 ...
Jazzin’ in the Park with old favs
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer People are often looking for what’s new, what’s different which is a positive outlook yet not if it’s a detriment to keeping up with old favs. Good ...
Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ...
Photo exhibit to highlight five decades of Black history
Famed photojournalist and Natchez, Miss. native Roy Lewis will be presenting his African-American, historical photo exhibit “EVERYWHERE with Roy Lewis,” at the Natchez Museum of African-American History & Culture, ...
Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
The celebration of Southwest La.’s and Jamaican roots
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Two very different styles of music will be celebrated across town from each other this coming weekend, Saturday June 18 and Sunday, June 19. The 10th annual ...

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