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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;

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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

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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 loans with bad credit calgary Columnist I’ve often debated with myself over the obvious ramifications the hip-hop lifestyle imposes on society. Still, I proudly raise my flag ...
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 ...
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, it has been continually re-inventing itself because, ...
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.[caption id="attachment_9079" align="alignright" width="300"] MWC members ...
Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery Super Sunday
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Sunday, March 17, online loans in nc the Mardi Gras Indian Council presents its Indian Super Sunday Festival, a much-anticipated event for both the public and ...

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