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11-year-old local talent selected to go to National Youth Theater Festival

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer It takes most people a while to figure out what we want to do in life; but for some, the

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Satchmo SummerFest turns it up a notch

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The flame has really been turned up on the schedule for the 13th edition of the Satchmo SummerFest. Held in

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Lloyd Harris Jr. still sharing his music
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This coming weekend, we celebrate one of the world’s must beloved musicians—our very own Louis Armstrong, by way of Satchmo Fest. Armstrong influenced many locals not only ...
Local playwright gets major honor from UpStage Theatre Co.
UpStage Theatre Company of Baton Rouge, La. recently named local playwright Harold Clark winner of its 4th Annual Emerging Playwright Project for his play, “Fishers of Men.” Clark, who ...
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King of Arms debuts at the New Orleans Museum of Art
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Renowned video, performance, and collage artist Rashaad Newsome returned to his native New Orleans for the opening of Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms at the New Orleans ...
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Musical tributes to genuises of ‘note’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer George Benson Inspiration – A Tribute to Nat King Cole (Concord Records) Fans of vocalist/guitarist George Benson, Nat King Cole and orchestrated music have a lot to like on ...
Cajun-Zydeco Festival heats up
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Cajun and zydeco music, two totally Louisiana-born styles, runs through family bloodlines. One generation passes the tradition on to the next with young kids usually making their ...
Kuumba Summer Program at Ashé
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Right on the heels of the end of the school year comes the summer camp season, and in Central City; it’s all about culture and creativity. ...
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Young virtuoso receives news that is ‘music to her ears’
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer While our city is known as the birthplace of jazz, a local teen will be representing the state by sharing her gift through another musical genre.
Enjoying the beat of the music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Inside the Music – The Life of Idris Muhammad Xlibris Publications One doesn’t necessarily have to be a music authority to enjoy the autobiography of Idris Muham­mad who ...

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