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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:

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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

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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 ...
A proud citizen of hip hop
By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I’ve often debated with myself over the obvious ramifications the hip-hop lifestyle imposes on society. Still, I proudly raise my flag and declare: I am ...
No shortage of great music, post Jazz Fest
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was genius when in March 2007 these three exceptional musicians — organist Joe Krown, guitarist/vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington and drummer Russell Batiste – joined forces to ...
Jazz Fest Second Weekend Picks
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer This weekend’s four-day musical marathon that’s known as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5) takes some endurance, decision making ...
An African-American writer finds her roots in Bengal
By Sandip Roy New America Media In 1896, almost a century before Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala caused a stir by daring to show a romance between a Black man and an Indian ...

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