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Jazz in the Park is back!

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Emanuel Lain, Jr. describes himself as the president, founder and “janitor” of the People United for Armstrong Park organization that

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Satchmo SummerFest turns it up a notch

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The flame has really been turned up on the schedule for the 13th edition of the Satchmo SummerFest. Held in

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Lloyd Harris Jr. still sharing his music
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This coming weekend, we celebrate one of the world’s must beloved musicians—our very own Louis Armstrong, by way of Satchmo Fest. Armstrong influenced many locals not only ...
Zimmerman verdict causes local musician to go back in time
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer If you change the human heart the culture will follow. – Buddha When it was announced that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the ...
George Benson | Photo by Demian Roberts
Musical tributes to genuises of ‘note’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer George Benson Inspiration – A Tribute to Nat King Cole (Concord Records) Fans of vocalist/guitarist George Benson, Nat King Cole and orchestrated music have a lot to like on ...
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 next with young kids usually making their ...
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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 her gift through another musical genre.
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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