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VALLEY OF SILENT MEN

On your mark, get set, go – Second Line Season takes off

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer As long as most people can remember, the social aid and pleasure club second line season has kicked off with

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JO 'COOL' DAVIS

Gospel icon, Jo ‘Cool’ Davis dies at age 63

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was always obvious when Jo “Cool” Davis was the next artist to appear in the Gospel Tent at the

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AARON NEVILLE
The World of Music: Homegrown and international
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Aaron Neville Apache (Tell It Records) Aaron Neville possesses a truly unmistakable and remarkable voice. It simply doesn’t matter what genre of music he applies his talents to – doo-wop ...
BIG CHIEF KEITH "KEKE" GIBSON
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards — Celebrating a Culture
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The 18th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction, Awards & Memorial Ceremony, which takes place at the Ashe Center at 2 p.m. on ...
Sharon Jones in the documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones!' (Starz Digital)
Film review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’
By Dwight Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are ...
WENDELL BRUNIOUS
Satchmo SummerFest makes a move
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After 15 years of calling the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue its home, the Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7, 2016, is moving ...
SLICK LEO
Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s spotlight on just a few of the many famous local Black DJs. Having moved to ...
DAVELL CRAWFORD
Davell Crawford’s latest release, Piano in the Vaults, Vol. I
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Davell Crawford, the Piano Prince of New Orleans, has said that he’s “never stopped” documenting himself. His fans – and future admirers – will be grateful for ...
High-Priestess-of-Dark-Alle
For 100th birthday, French Quarter theatre stages local Black comedy
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The new Le Petit play, “The High Priestess of Dark Alley,” is utter laughs and joy from beginning to end. The production also stands as arguably one ...
STEVE MARLEY
Stephen Marley returns to N.O.
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Eight-time Grammy winner, vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer, Stephen “Raga” Marley, the second son of the legendary and inspirational Bob Marley, thankfully makes a stop on Sunday, ...

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