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

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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

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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 ...
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 women of the greater New Orleans ...
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 magical core remains the ...
Hot spots: Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy and N.O. Oyster Fest
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing tv ads for payday loans Writer “Have you tried that raccoon yet?” a smiling Kermit Ruffins asks the audience from the stage at his new spot, Kermit’s Treme ...
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 ...
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 ...

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