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Jazz Journey with Cuban Legend Chucho Valdes

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Cucho Valdes has been described as the Duke Ellington of Cuba for his important contributions as a pianist, bandleader, composer

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The Voodoo Music Experience

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Voodoo Music Experi­ence boasted great moments like when funkmaster Bootsy Collins came down off the stage to wander among

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The wonder of Stevie meets the wonder of Petersen
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The New York Times critic Nate Chinen complimentarily targeted saxophonist Ed Petersen for his “barking fervency” at the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s recent performance at Carnegie Hall. ...
School music programs, marching bands staging post-Katrina comeback
By Michael Patrick Welch http://thelensnola.org Sitting still doesn’t come naturally to a lot of kids. Getting stu­dents to sit still long enough to learn is often the teachers’ hardest job. But weeks ...
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Musicians take to the stage in tribute of Professor Longhair
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Fess House Party Benefit Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John has fond memories of hanging out with Professor Longhair, Henry Roland Byrd, at Fess’ house at 1738-1740 Terpsichore Street ...
Looking forward to the return of our ‘Mother-in-Law’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Following the news that the City Planning Commission gave the thumbs up for trumpeter/vocalist Kermit Ruffins to reopen the world-famous Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge, the question buzzing ...
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Only in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s been quite a week in New Orleans even considering this city’s penchant for events. We mourned the great loss of our beloved “Uncle” Lionel Batiste in ...
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Free shows by two New Orleans legends
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I’ve never really been healthy,” Lionel Ferbos, who turns 101 on July 17, 2012, ironically declares. The trumpeter and singer, who will celebrate the monumental event with ...
FAMU begins national search for new band director
(Special to the NNPA from Florida Courier) — Florida A&M University (FAMU) has begun its national search for a new Director of Bands. The university started the process on ...
Must be the music
By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor The Louisiana Weekly Remember the good ol’ days when you could turn on the radio and hear something uplifting? You know, back in the ...

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