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French Quarter Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Since the first French Quarter Festival was held in 1984,

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Black writers host ‘jook joint’ during Tennessee Williams Fest

Another season of literature has sprang upon us again bringing with it the Tennessee Williams Festival, but, this year, it has a bit more color.

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Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery Super Sunday
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Sunday, March 17, the Mardi Gras Indian Council presents its Indian Super Sunday Festival, a much-anticipated event for both the public and the Black Indians participating ...
‘Kunta Kinteh Island’ film tour begins in New Orleans
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer An international heritage tour featuring the new film “Kunta Kinteh Island” premiered at Loyola University New Orleans’ Nunemaker Hall on Monday night. The film, which ...
Keeping the music flowing as Springtime blossoms
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Chris Dave & the Drumhedz – A Musical Journey It’s just possible that those who think that they’ve never heard Chris Dave actually have. The drummer, who ...
SUNO student flexes academic muscle on Black College Quiz
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The answer: The jeopardy-like show that teases the brains of HBCU students from around the country; showcasing their knowledge and skill of African-American history, culture, literature ...
Rodrigue Foundation’s contest lets students show culinary art as ‘art’
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer When it comes to Louisiana cuisine, the plate isn’t the only canvas used to create a possible masterpiece. The George Rodrigue Found­ation of the Arts is partnering with ...
Holiday music comes to the Big Easy
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Trio Arturo O’Farrill is probably best known as a big band leader directing his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO). Performing at ...
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Dr. Lonnie Smith – Soul Jazz Groove
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Actually, I think I’ve got a house down there somewhere,” quips B3 organ giant Dr. Lonnie Smith who has delighted New Orleans audiences often in recent years. ...
Jazz Journey with Cuban Legend Chucho Valdes
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Cucho Valdes has been described as the Duke Ellington of Cuba for his important contributions as a pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. Valdes, 70, the son of ...

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