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Cajun-Zydeco Festival heats up

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Cajun and zydeco music, two totally Louisiana-born styles, runs through family bloodlines. One generation passes the tradition on to the

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Young virtuoso receives news that is ‘music to her ears’

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer While our city is known as the birthplace of jazz, a local teen will be representing the state by sharing

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A proud citizen of hip hop
By Jineea Butler NNPA loans with bad credit calgary Columnist I’ve often debated with myself over the obvious ramifications the hip-hop lifestyle imposes on society. Still, I proudly raise my flag ...
No shortage of great music, post Jazz Fest
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was genius when in March 2007 these three exceptional musicians — organist Joe Krown, guitarist/vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington and drummer Russell Batiste – joined forces to ...
Jazz Fest Second Weekend Picks
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer This weekend’s four-day musical marathon that’s known as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5) takes some endurance, decision making ...
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French Quarter Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Since the first French Quarter Festival was held in 1984, it has been continually re-inventing itself because, ...
Diddy tops Forbes richest in hip-hop list, Jay-Z is second
(Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, the magazine’s list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an ...
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Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery Super Sunday
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Sunday, March 17, online loans in nc the Mardi Gras Indian Council presents its Indian Super Sunday Festival, a much-anticipated event for both the public and ...
Keeping the music flowing as Springtime blossoms
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Chris Dave & the Drumhedz – A Musical Journey It’s just possible that those who think that they’ve never heard Chris Dave actually have. The drummer, who ...
Holiday music comes to the Big Easy
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Trio Arturo O’Farrill is probably best known as a big band leader directing his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO). Performing at ...

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