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Essence Fest – Beyond the Dome’s main stage

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s only natural that the spotlight shines the brightest on the big name stars like Diana Ross, John Legend and

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Essence Music Festival offers free ticket to LA residents

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans, LA – Essence Fest fans who are looking to stretch their concert dollars this year may be in

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Deacon John: 60 years of music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans legendary guitarist and vocalist Deacon John celebrates his 60th year in the music business at Tipitina’s, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The club, now boasting 40 ...
Life without music
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor It’s Black Music Month, y’all, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s like Christmas without the shameless materialism, ...
Ruben Studdard digs deep for soulful Sam Cooke classic
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – If anyone’s been asking whatever happened to Ruben Studdard, they probably haven’t been paying too much attention. ...
Nonprofits leverage Jazz Fest to earn money to sustain missions
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer It may not seem wise to try setting up an event during Jazz Fest season, whether it’s a competing concert, crawfish boil or simple garage sale. ...
Best of the Beat – Honoring Our Own
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer The Best of the Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine celebrants its 22nd anniversary on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Held at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, ...
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz alum returns to Crescent City
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I would not be who I am were it not for having lived in New Orleans,” says vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, who arrived in the city in 2007 ...
Jazzin’ in the Park with old favs
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer People are often looking for what’s new, what’s different which is a positive outlook yet not if it’s a detriment to keeping up with old favs. Good ...
Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ...

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