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HARDESTY

Legendary saxophonist, Herbert Hardesty, dies

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Saxophonist Herb Hardesty, a core and decades-long member of Fats Domino’s band, knew what audiences wanted when they came to

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PJ MORTON

An anniversary celebration of a homecoming

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer PJ Morton celebrates the first anniversary of his return to live in his hometown of New Orleans with a month-long,

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ALFRED "UGANDA" ROBERTS and JOHNNY VIDACOVICH
Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard jingles with holiday activities
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer From Thursday through Saturday, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will be jumping with activities of all sorts. The three days represent a something for everybody cornucopia of music, ...
From the pages of A Life in Jazz by Danny Barker, edited by Alyn Shipton is the above photo of Danny Barker, in 1928, in Pensacola, Florida.
New Orleans jazz and gospel music in the spotlight
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer A Life in Jazz By Danny Barker (The Historic New Orleans Collection) Notably, it’s been 30 years since Danny Barker’s remarkable biography, A Life in Jazz, was first published by ...
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Holiday time in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Vocalists Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Margie Perez pair up on the single, “Don’t Go, Santa!” that’s New Orleans all the way. Like so many tunes from ...
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The New Orleans music scene with a hint of an international beat
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans – Revised and Updated By John Broven (Pelican Publishing Company) John Broven presented a great gift to the world of record collectors and fans ...
PAULIN BROTHERS BRASS BAND
Music is always the best recipe to heal the soul
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Carl Allen – A Man about Town Drummer Carl Allen, a native of Milwaukee, Illinois and resident of New York City, makes New Orleans his beat this week. ...
Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.
Contemporary Arts Center to fly flag of Dread Scott
[caption id="attachment_23556" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. ...
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
A gumbo of quality films: Highlights from the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival
By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2016 New Orleans Film Festival kicked off its 27th year by opening with the U.S. premiere of Rob Reiner’s new film LBJ. That ...
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A cornucopia of music is on tap…
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Bobby Rush Porcupine Meat (Rounder Records) Not many musicians other than those from Louisiana would title an album Porcupine Meat. “We talk another kind of talk,” vocalist, harmonica player, guitarist ...

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