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Mardi Gras Indians outside of the Backstreet New Orleans Culture Museum

Merriment on Mardi Gras!

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There are as many ways to do Mardi Gras as there are people. Any thought of keeping the shutters closed

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Stephen Tyrone Williams stars in the horror film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Spike Lee, the old guard of Black Indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane vampirish art

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Johnson Publishing selling Ebony and Jet magazine photo archives
By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World) — Johnson Publishing, the mothership company of the beleaguered yet iconic magazines Ebony and Jet has put ...

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On February 6, 2015 Robert Nesta Marley would have been 70 years old. The legendary Jamaican vocalist and composer who brought reggae music and its message of ...
Singing the praises of ‘Talk That Music Talk’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Talk That Music Talk – Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans The Traditional Way” Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes & Rachel Breunlin (Center for the Book at the University ...
Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Carnival 2015 marks the 10th celebration since Hurricane Katrina and by the looks of it, the Mardi Gras women’s movement is evident.
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Krewe du Vieux begs for change and brings on the Brass
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Did you ever stand on a corner enjoying a Mardi Gras parade and it seemed that every marching band ended or began a tune one block away? ...
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Big Chief Theodore ‘Bo’ Dollis dies at the age of 71
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Theodore “Bo” Dollis was a Big Chief with a big, big voice and a big, big smile. Whether leading his Mardi Gras Indian gang, the Wild Magnolias, ...
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New Orleans’ music ambassadors in the spotlight
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Germaine Bazzle It’s Magic (Musik Bloc) Germaine Bazzle remains one of the most respected and admired jazz musicians in New Orleans. To describe her as a musician rather than a ...
Ashé CAC hosts community concert honor MLK
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its annual Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on January 18 ...

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