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Chaka Khan celebrates a special graduation ceremony at Essence

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports Essence and 10-time Grammy®-winning singer Chaka Khan, in a partnership with Verizon through its HopeLine program, paid tribute to 33

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ESSENCE Fest 2012

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Now celebrating its 18th year, the Essence Music Festival ( July 5 – July 8 ) is ever-changing while its

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Hot spots: Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy and N.O. Oyster Fest
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Have you tried that raccoon yet?” a smiling Kermit Ruffins asks the audience from the stage at his new spot, Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy. “It’s sooo dee-licious!”
Jazz Fest – First weekend picks
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer A variety of flavors marks Jazz Fest’s first weekend with the sounds of Africa prominently featured. The importance of continuance and remembrance also plays a ...
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It’s Time for Jazz Fest ’12
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the granddaddy of them all, begins this week (April 27-29 and May 3 through 6). Held annually on the last ...
Songwriting contest judged by renowned New Orleans jazz musicians
In celebration of New Orleans’ great Jazz history, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest is presenting the New Orleans Jazz Contest, a songwriting contest judged by renowned New Orleans jazz musicians ...
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Khari Allen Lee – Conscious Evolution equals Soulful Vibrations
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I feel very much a child of New Orleans,” says Khari Allen Lee who celebrates the release of his debut CD, Conscious Evolution, at Snug Harbor on ...
Janet Jackson may join ‘X Factor’ talent show
Special from EURweb.com Discussions are said to be in the early stages between Janet Jackson and the producers of “The X Factor” for her to join the judging panel alongside executive ...
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Setting business skills to music
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly For 52 months, hip-hop artists and producers have been gathering at The Hanger. The first Monday of every month has become a time for education, showcasing ...
Celebrating the ‘Queen of Gospel’
A number of events have been planned to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of a woman who has been called the Queen of Gospel and one ...

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