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KIM BOUTTE

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame – Acknowledgment and Remembrance

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I like being the queen and I like being out there on the streets because I like to have fun,”

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JOE LASTIE JR. – Preserving N.O. Music and All That Jazz

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer As the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Joe Frank Lastie Jr. is ramping up his mission to preserve New

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"Us, We...Together." A print work by Delita Martin | Image courtesy of Stella Jones Gallery
Whitney’s White Linen Night: A showcasing of artists of color
[caption id="attachment_26086" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Us, We...Together." A print work by Delita Martin | Image courtesy of Stella Jones Gallery[/caption] By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly New Orleans, LA – It’s hot. It’s ...
Satchmo SummerFest – New Faces and Old Friends
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There’s little doubt that the biggest buzz about this year’s Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6, is that Nicholas Payton is among the artists ...
Music of note
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Alexey Marti Travesia (Independent) Cuban-born percussionist Alexey Marti has become a tremendous addition to the New Orleans music scene since arriving in the city in 2008. His rhythmic talents have ...
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Girl’s Trip
By Dwight Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — This hilarious and relentlessly bawdy take on a girls’ weekend reunion in New Orleans is following in the footsteps of some very popular ...
JAMES RIVERS
A gathering of New Orleans Modern Jazz Legends
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I’ve played with all of them at one time or other,” James Rivers says of the musicians that will be reunited Saturday night on the Snug Harbor ...
Capturing the essence of the Essence Music Festival 2017
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The essence of the 2017 Essence Music Festival seemed to be all about fun as more than 470,000 gathered throughout the Fourth of July weekend for the ...
SHARON MARTIN
Sharon Martin is ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Vocalist and actress Sharon Martin reprises her role as the legendary Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” to be staged every Friday and ...
P.J. MORTON
Essence Fest – Beyond the Dome’s main stage
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s only natural that the spotlight shines the brightest on the big name stars like Diana Ross, John Legend and Mary J. Blige, who arrive at Essence ...

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