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THE METERS at the 2011 Voodoo Fest

The Meters Strut Award and Lizz Wright celebrates healing

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Meters, New Orleans funk and groove masters, are among the honorees being recognized by The Recording Academy — the

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Black Hollywood legend pens new memoir

By Lauren Poteat Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Jenifer Lewis, affectionately nicknamed “Auntie” in Black Hollywood, recently shared the trials, tribulations and triumphs of her

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Paying Tribute to Two Outstanding Men – Martin Luther King Jr. and Danny Barker
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Martin Luther King Jr. and Danny Barker, whose birthdays will be celebrated this week in New Orleans, led very different lives though they faced and overcame many ...
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Best Films of 2017 as seen by critic Dwight Brown
By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic As we look back on the highest caliber films of 2017, the array is diverse, the talent is strong and the entertainment value is solid. ...
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Jamison Ross pays tribute to Nina Simone
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I feel at one with what Nina brings to the table,” says vocalist and drummer Jamison Ross who will lead a trio in tribute to the late ...
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Live music in N.O. – (Some of) The best of 2017
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It remains remarkable just how much great live music is available on a nightly and often daily basis in New Orleans. Even perhaps more extraordinary is the ...
Music – A gift that keeps on giving this holiday season
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The gift of music is a very personal one as the sounds continue to be a reminder of a time and the person who might have picked ...
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Music lights up the holidays
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer During the holidays in New Orleans, live music offerings don’t necessarily equate to classic Yuletide tunes and carols. While those can naturally be found, just getting together ...
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‘Songs of My People: 25 Years Later’ photo exhibit kicks off at Dillard
Brainfood, The Dillard University President’s Lecture Series presents “Songs of My People: 25 Years Later,” an exhibition that shares the visions of 18 contemporary photographers including Jamel Shabazz, L. Kasimu ...
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Families and the Grammys – Carrying on the traditions
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Louisiana is renowned for its musical families, two of which are highly represented in this year’s Grammy nominations. They include vocalist/keyboardist PJ Morton and accordionist/vocalist Dwayne Dopsie ...

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