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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

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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

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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 ...
Dr. Lonnie Smith/ Photo by Demian Roberts
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 ...
The Voodoo Music Experience
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Voodoo Music Experi­ence boasted great moments like when funkmaster Bootsy Collins came down off the stage to wander among the audience so he could, as he ...
The wonder of Stevie meets the wonder of Petersen
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The New York Times critic Nate Chinen complimentarily targeted saxophonist Ed Petersen for his “barking fervency” at the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s recent performance at Carnegie Hall. ...
School music programs, marching bands staging post-Katrina comeback
By Michael Patrick Welch http://thelensnola.org Sitting still doesn’t come naturally to a lot of kids. Getting stu­dents to sit still long enough to learn is often the teachers’ hardest job. But weeks ...
Southern Black Theater Festival brings out local, national talent
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer A grueling two-week schedule of performing events, ceremonies and awards dinners marked the third bi-annual Southern Black Theater Festival which ended last week. The festival kicked ...

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