What to expect the first weekend of Jazz Fest 2018

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer While it’s common to hear multiple versions of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Louis Armstrong’s mega-hit, “What a

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International Jazz Day brings Hancock and Blanchard to Congo Square

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Sunday, April 22, legendary pianist Herbie Hancock and New Orleans own renowned trumpeter Terence Blanchard will again perform at

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French Quarter Fest – A mind-boggling schedule of music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Unless someone is a “bring a chair, stay at one stage” type of festival-goer, planning for a day or days at the all-free French Quarter Festival, Thursday, ...
The music of Spring is in the air
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Walter “Wolfman” Washington’s Brand New Bag Walter “Wolfman” Washington has long been renowned as an iconic New Orleans blues, rhythm and blues and funk guitarist and vocalist. Recognized first ...
Big Chief Thomas Sparks Sr. has died
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Big Chief Thomas Sparks was a Mardi Gras Indian for a lifetime. The chief of the Yellow Jacket Black Indian gang, Sparks first started masking in ...
Brass Bash celebrates community leader in public health
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Luke’s House, a community clinic that provides free vital healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured people, will honor Erica J. Washington, an epidemiologist for the State ...
A look at Fire in the Hole and Indian Super Sunday
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Victor Harris, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, found his spiritual calling on awakening one morning after a night of despair. In 1984, he, along with his ...
Get Out nets Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — “I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” Jordan Peele tweeted after being handed the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out during the ...
Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz’ at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer An opera about a bisexual boxing champion sung in English might sound unlikely though Terence Blanchard doesn’t view it that way. “There have always been stereotypes about ...
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The title of this free festival, Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes into account the ...

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