FRANKIE FORD Sunrise: August 4, 1939 – Sunset: September 28, 2015

The Music Scene: Popular drummer takes to stage; beloved musician’s drum beat goes silent

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s difficult to say who had more fun at a Frankie Ford show, the audience or the star himself. A

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Inaugural Tremé Festival to benefit St. Augustine Church

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Jacob Lawrence collection gifted to Stanford University
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Our country’s history is not truly American unless the story of African Americans is interwoven in it, believed Jacob Lawrence, one of ...
New Orleans’ favorite son, Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste in the spotlight with debut of ‘Late Night with Stephen Colbert’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer installment loans quincy il Legendary teams like Johnny Carson and Doc Severinsen and David Letterman and Paul Shaffer once ruled the post-prime time television airwaves. The hosts/comedians ...
An overdue tribute to one of the world’s greatest music partnerships
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer easy corp payday loan “This is something that needs to live in New Orleans,” declares Al “Lil Fats” Jackson who portrays the legendary pianist/vocalist/composer Antoine “Fats” Domino ...
‘Sticking Up For Children’ with paint and rhythm
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I bring used sticks so they’ve got some soul in them,” says Johnny Vidacovich of the drumsticks he carries with him to Sticking Up for Children’s Music ...
The late Big Chief ALLISON ‘TOOTIE’ Montana
Tootie Montana honored by City Council
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A personal loans great rates little over 10 years ago, Big Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana died unexpectedly while addressing the City Coun­cil in an attempt to end ...
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards — Spirit, Culture, Education and Fun
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Mardi Gras Indian get paid in cash Hall of Fame Awards ceremony that takes place Sunday, August 9, at the Ashé Center isn’t — and has ...
A portrait of Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Queen of Keepers of the Flame Maroon Society, by artist Lisa DuBois was featured at Blue Linen Monday where proceeds of Mardi Gras Indian photography and art will benefit the Mardi Gras Indians.
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame launches ‘fair use’ campaign
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer ‘The artwork is responsible lending essentially the soul of the Mardi Gras Indians. And it is artwork. It’s not just a costume, it’s artwork. When we see ...
Tuning up for Satchmo SummerFest 2015
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer cash advance 27401 There’s some good news and some not so good news about this year’s Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Now celebrating ...

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