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Tuning up for Satchmo SummerFest 2015

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There’s some good news and some not so good news about this year’s Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, July 31 through Sunday,

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Jazz and Cuban sounds reign on Saturday night

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s always great to have a choice in many of life’s decisions — Creole gumbo or won ton soup? Chocolate

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Cash Money co-founder indicted in plot to kill Lil’ Wayne
An Atlanta television station reported last week that Cobb County. Geor­gia officials issued an indictment in June alleging that Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Baby” Williams, who raps under the moniker ...
INDIA ARIE
Essence Festival 2015 – Dance lovin’ crowd
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival has changed since its early years, though in many ways it remarkably stays the same. Oh yes, like Jazz Fest, the price of admission ...
P. J. MORTON
PJ Morton – Celebrates in his hometown, NOLA
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “It’s awesome that it worked out that way,” says keyboardist/vocalist/composer PJ Morton of celebrating the release of his new album, Live Show Killer, in his hometown of ...
JAMISON ROSS
New Orleans transplant drops his debut release
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Jamison Ross pulls off a stunner with his debut release, Jamison, on the highly-regarded Concord Jazz label. He will celebrate the event at Snug Harbor on Friday, ...
HAROLD BATTISTE October 28, 1931 – June 19, 2015
Music icon and educator, Harold Battiste dies at age 83
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Keeping the music alive” remained the core of Harold Battiste’s philosophical outlook on life and manifested itself in all of his endeavors as a musician, arranger, producer, ...
Mighty musical messages in latest releases by artists
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Terence Blanchard featuring E-Collective Breathless (Blue Note) Terence Blanchard’s trumpet blasts off this album with one of jazz-funk’s most memorable and significant tunes, vocalist Les McCann’s and saxophonist Eddie Harris’ ...
Thursdays in Big Easy is all about Jazz
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Trumpeter Christian Scott totally embraces the concept of paying it forward. Now an internationally acclaimed jazz musician, the New Orleans native remembers those veteran musicians who took ...
Water Markers by Dedeaux, is a feature of the ‘Ten Years Gone’ exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the city prepares to observe the Tenth Anniversary of Katrina
NOMA’s ‘Ten Years Gone’ reflects on Katrina’s 10th Anniv.
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Ten Years Gone, an art exhibition marking the 10th anniv­ersary of Hurricane Katrina, will be on display from now until September 7 at the New Orleans Museum ...

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