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The Wonder of music comes to New Orleans

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Stevie Wonder, a truly remarkable and influential musician and man, returns to New Orleans to perform at the Smoothie King

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ALFRED ‘BUCKET’ CARTER

Alfred ‘Bucket’ Carter dies at 80

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I had a good life in second lines, I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Alfred “Bucket” Carter once enthusiastically

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MARCEL RICHARDSON Sunrise: August 15, 1939 Sunset: February 24, 2015
The rhythm stops for Richardson, but plays on in Congo Square
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Marcel Richardson was a man of many musical flavors. The pianist played and/or recorded with vocalists Lee Dorsey and Barbara George and was a member of saxo­phon­ist/vocalist ...
Above, an iconic photo of the late Big Chief Bo Dollis, left, being greeted by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux during at the onset of the Indian Super Sunday parade. This year’s event is March 15
Daytime and nighttime with the Black Indians
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer For the last five years, Big Chief Bo Dollis greeted the crowd at the uptown Indian Super Sunday parade with his typical big smile while perched on ...
SHANNON POWELL
Signs of Spring in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Though recent cold temperatures may not reveal that Spring is around the corner, in New Orleans, the return of several music series is a sign of the ...
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Ladd inducted into Black College HOF
One of Grambling State University’s most distinguished athletes, Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd, was posthumously inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 28.
Louisiana Music Factory – More than a record store
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Sometimes a store is more than just a place to shop. The corner grocery, for instance, becomes a spot to catch up on news, complain about or ...
Mardi Gras Indians outside of the Backstreet New Orleans Culture Museum
Merriment on Mardi Gras!
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There are as many ways to do Mardi Gras as there are people. Any thought of keeping the shutters closed and pretending that it’s just another ...
Stephen Tyrone Williams stars in the horror film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Spike Lee, the old guard of Black Indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane vampirish art film that is a beauty to behold. ...
Johnson Publishing selling Ebony and Jet magazine photo archives
By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World) — Johnson Publishing, the mothership company of the beleaguered yet iconic magazines Ebony and Jet has put ...

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