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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

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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

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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 ...
Tom Dent Festival set for Nov. 1-3
The New Orleans Public Library recently announced the schedule of guests for this year’s Tom Dent Festival, a celebration of poet, essayist, oral historian, dramatist, cultural activist and noted figure ...
Eat, Drink & Be Artsy, a Halloween fundraiser for Anthony Bean Theater
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This Halloween, residents can come and enjoy a different type of treat in the Carrollton area. The Anthony Bean Community Thea­ter is holding a fundraiser, Eat, Drink ...
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Musicians take to the stage in tribute of Professor Longhair
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Fess House Party Benefit Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John has fond memories of hanging out with Professor Longhair, Henry Roland Byrd, at Fess’ house at 1738-1740 Terpsichore Street ...
Looking forward to the return of our ‘Mother-in-Law’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Following the news that the City Planning Commission gave the thumbs up for trumpeter/vocalist Kermit Ruffins to reopen the world-famous Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge, the question buzzing ...
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Only in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s been quite a week in New Orleans even considering this city’s penchant for events. We mourned the great loss of our beloved “Uncle” Lionel Batiste in ...
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Carol’s Daughter raises money during Essence to help women of New Orleans
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Though shopping was the name of the game, transition was the theme of this year’s Carol’s Daughter shopping fundraiser: 4U, Bayou, celebrating the Leading Ladies of Louisiana ...

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