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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

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer “A man was lynched yesterday.” Those are the words that appeared on the NAACP’s iconic flag that was flown

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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

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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 ...
CYRIL NEVILLE
Halloween and Funkoween – Scary Good Times in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There are some gigs that just sound like a ton of fun and more the better that they fall during the Halloween weekend. Yes, the holiday is ...
Jay-Z becomes first rapper nominated for Songwriters Hall Of Fame
(EURWeb) — Jay-Z made history last week as the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are also among ...
ROBERT RANDOLPH
Music in and around the neighborhood…
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer One of the strengths of the New Orleans music scene is the variety of styles offered be it at one venue, in one neighborhood, on a weekend ...
JAMES CARTER
Saxophonist James Carter debuts with the Louisiana Philharmonic
Saxophonist James Carter will make his Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra debut on Friday, October 21, performing Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones. The concert, led by guest conductor Thomas Wilkins, also features ...
CEDRIC BURNSIDE
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival smokes in more ways than one
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer So much incredible music has been created from the blues’ simple I, IV, V chord progression that makes up the music’s backbone. Most classically, it all ...
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz alum returns to Crescent City
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I would not be who I am were it not for having lived in New Orleans,” says vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, who arrived in the city in 2007 ...
BENNY JONES
Second Annual Treme Fall Festival and Inaugural Bear Creek Bayou Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contrubiting writer The 175-year old St. Augustine Catholic Church, a historic place of worship in the Sixth Ward that has long been vital to the spirit of community, no ...

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