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By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Prime Example Gets a Latin Tinge The Prime Example is best known for featuring fine modern jazz, delicious gumbo

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By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer At a July 31st press conference, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation announced that it would name a room

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The legacies of Alvin Batiste and Clyde Kerr Jr. honored
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer The musical and life lessons passed on by the late Alvin Batiste and Clyde Kerr Jr. continue to prevail within the many students whose lives these artists ...
IDRIS MUHAMMAD
Idris Muhammad’s drum beat goes silent
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer In a city renowned for its great drummers, Idris Muhammad was among New Orleans absolute best. Born Leo Morris, he was on the scene during the New ...
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Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies two days after turning 103
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Lionel Ferbos, who began playing music at the age of 16, enjoyed not only a long life but a happy one. The trumpeter and vocalist was ...
ROOTS OF MUSIC
Satchmo SummerFest 2014 and the Return of Wycliffe Gordon
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The 2014 Satchmo Sum­merFest (Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3) begins explosively at 10:30 a.m. on Friday with the 100-plus members of the youthful Roots of ...
Members of the New AfroCuban Quartet, from left to right, Leandro Saint-Hill, Childo Tomas and Ernesto Simpson with Omar Sosa
It’s an ‘All about Jazz’ weekend
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer To say that Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa and the members of his New AfroCuban Quartet are excited about making their debut appearance in New Orleans is ...
Kevin Ollie, head coach of the University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team who won the NCAA Division I title this past season. Ollie, a former UConn player, became head coach in 2012. Photo courtesy of The Washington Informer
The disappearance of the Black coach: African Americans shut out of college basketball
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer and New America Media) – Just a handful of years after the tumultuous, racially charged era of the 1960s, George­town coach ...
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Essence Festival 2014 – Prince and Beyond
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Like life, anticipating the Essence Festival can be full of expectations followed by the element of surprise. This year’s 20th anniversary event held true to that assumption. ...
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues By John Wirt (Louisiana State University Press) For many fans and scholars of New Orleans’ rhythm and blues heydays of the ...

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