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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

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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

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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 ...
Tootie Heath at the Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When students attend their first day of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp on June 27, 2016, they’ll be greeted by some of New Orleans’ finest ...
Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: In the third installment of Louisiana Weekly's series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, the focus turns to local woman who discuss their particular ...
The celebration of Southwest La.’s and Jamaican roots
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Two very different styles of music will be celebrated across town from each other this coming weekend, Saturday June 18 and Sunday, June 19. The 10th annual ...
Open Road nabs Thurgood Marshall film
(Special from EURWeb) – Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Marshall, the Thurgood Marshall film that will star Chadwick Boseman as the pioneering lawyer and Supreme Court ...
Malachi Kirby stars as Kunta Kinte in the 'Roots' remake.
‘Roots’ remake targets younger audience
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) – Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose admitted that she questioned why Mark Wolper, the son of the producer of the ...
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Kirk Franklin – 20 years of Gospel love and innovation
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Kirk Franklin, an amazingly 10-time Grammy winner, is simply a giant in the world of gospel music. The innovative, multi-talented musician arrives with his 15-piece ensemble at ...

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