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SWAC baseball tourney held in N.O. draws small crowd, critics cite lack of publicity

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Last Sunday, May 17, Texas Southern swamped Southern University, 10-0, in the championship game of the SWAC baseball tournament in

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Negro League legend to be inducted in N.O. Professional Baseball Hall of Fame

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer New Orleans University graduate and Negro Leagues legend Dave Malarcher on June 6 will become the second local segregation-era African-American

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Musical Notes of interest in and around the Big Easy
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Trombone Shorty By Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Bryan Collier (Abrams Books for Young Readers) “This is a story about music,” writes Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews in this warmly told, ...
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Music community’s tributes to Trumpet Black Hill: Outpourings of love and respect
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When vocalist/trombonist Glen David Andrews and the New Breed Brass Band perform at this Thursday’s (May 21) edition of the Jazz in the Park series, the show ...
Youth vocal competition seeks new talent
The New Orleans Opera Association announced last week the creation of an annual youth vocal competition for all Louisiana high school students. The competition is open to students in their ...
New Orleans’ ‘Mother of Music’ being honored
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Local artists will honor a staple of the city’s gospel community later this month at an annual gathering of the South­ern General Mis­sionary Baptist Chur­ch Assoc­ia­tion. For ...
TRAVIS ‘TRUMPET BLACK’ HILL August 7, 1987 – May 4, 2015
Trumpeter, Travis Hill dies from dental infection
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill was a genuine rising star in his hometown of New Orleans and was quickly gaining world-wide attention. The trumpeter and vocalist, who was ...
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Jazz Fest’s second weekend reviews
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After the first Jazz Fest weekend, the talk — apart from musical performances — was all about the stormy weather. Following the Fest’s second weekend – again ...
James Andrews with members of his horn section - Roger Lewis, Craig Klein, Stephen Walker and Greg Hicks.
Jazz Fest’s First Weekend in review
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Okay, yes it rained. More accurately it stormed with some voracity on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Oh, if the torrential downpour could have held off just ...
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Jazz Fest’s Second Weekend: Encore performances on tap
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer To paraphrase an old, often expressed saying, the second, four-day weekend of Jazz Fest should be undertaken as a “marathon not a sprint.” “Must See” artists on ...

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