By Dwight Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After 15 years of calling the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue its home, the Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, August 5,
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s spotlight on just a few of the many famous local Black DJs. Having moved to ... Davell Crawford’s latest release, Piano in the Vaults, Vol. I
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Davell Crawford, the Piano Prince of New Orleans, has said that he’s “never stopped” documenting himself. His fans – and future admirers – will be grateful for ... For 100th birthday, French Quarter theatre stages local Black comedy
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The new Le Petit play, “The High Priestess of Dark Alley,” is utter laughs and joy from beginning to end. The production also stands as arguably one ... Stephen Marley returns to N.O.
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Eight-time Grammy winner, vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer, Stephen “Raga” Marley, the second son of the legendary and inspirational Bob Marley, thankfully makes a stop on Sunday, ... An Essence Fest 2016 roundup…
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It seems unlikely to compare the closing set by Puff Daddy & Family on the final night of the 2016 Essence Music Festival to the many finales ... The essence of Allen Toussaint is captured in American Tunes
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Allen Toussaint was a man of elegance. This quality shone in his genteel manner, his soft speaking voice, his attire (yes, even while wearing his ever-constant sandals) ... Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ... Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
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