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A proud citizen of hip hop

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I’ve often debated with myself over the obvious ramifications the hip-hop lifestyle imposes on society. Still, I proudly raise my

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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

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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, the Mardi Gras Indian Council presents its Indian Super Sunday Festival, a much-anticipated event for both the public and the Black Indians participating ...
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 ...
SU music students elected to top posts with La. music association
Southern University student Sonya Brown has been elected president of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, and two other SU students were also elected to offices. Sophomore Neshia ...
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Dr. Lonnie Smith – Soul Jazz Groove
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Actually, I think I’ve got a house down there somewhere,” quips B3 organ giant Dr. Lonnie Smith who has delighted New Orleans audiences often in recent years. ...

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