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Troy "TROMBONE SHORTY" EDWARD

A perfect blend of local and national artists

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It seems amazing that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary in 2015. The two-weekend

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Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival

Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans

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KERMIT RUFFINS
Live at Jazz Fest 2015 and on CD
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Hearing a musician live at Jazz Fest often spurs on the desire to relive the musical experience and share it with friends. Here are a couple of ...
Irvin Mayfield touts New Orleans jazz in his ‘Playhouse’ book
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans Jazz Playhouse By Irvin Mayfield (Basin Street Records) Caution: If you have a delicate Rococo table in front of your sofa, then Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse ...
Furious 7 makes ferocious statement on diversity at box office
By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle) — Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released Furious ...
LADY B.J. CROSBY
Vocalist and actress, Lady B.J. Crosby dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “She went from a little New Orleans girl to a Broadway star,” says Vernel Bagneris of Lady B.J. Crosby, his lifelong friend and musical and theatrical cohort. Born ...
Marsalis
French Quarter Festival – Pick your groove and move
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When compared to its older, more illustrious sibling, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, used ...
BIG CHIEF VICTOR HARRIS
Victor Harris – 50 years of dedicated excellence
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “My first year it was like Indian fever – all you could think of was sew, sew, sew, Indian, Mardi Gras, Indian, Indian,” exclaims Victor Harris. Harris, ...
Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter School students participating in the COOL Cooperative
New non profit empowers local youth through film
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Unlike many kids on a warm sunny Saturday, young 7th graders from Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter Schools were spending part of the early afternoon ...
SUNO’s Lady Knights get first-ever NAIA tourney win
Milestone win part of record-breaking season for New Orleans HBCU The seventh-seeded SUNO Lady Knights on March 18 won its first-ever game at the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship ...

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