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Deacon John: 60 years of music

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans legendary guitarist and vocalist Deacon John celebrates his 60th year in the music business at Tipitina’s, Saturday, June

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Life without music

By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor It’s Black Music Month, y’all, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s like Christmas without the shameless materialism,

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Ruben Studdard digs deep for soulful Sam Cooke classic
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – If anyone’s been asking whatever happened to Ruben Studdard, they probably haven’t been paying too much attention. ...
HOT 8 BRASS BAND
Hot 8 Brass Band is On the Spot
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “It’s the street that inspired us so one of our main goals is to capture that feeling,” says the Hot 8 Brass Band tuba player and leader ...
CARL LEBLANC
Carl LeBlanc, renowned guitarist and bajoist, up close and personal
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Guitarist and banjoist Carl LeBlanc celebrates his 62nd birthday and 50 years in the music business on Saturday, May 26, 2017 uptown at Dos Jefes Cigar Bar. ...
A look back to Jazz Fest’s finale and forward to Bayou Boogaloo
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Weekend Two of the 2017 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival boasted a bit of everything. Fest-goers were bundled up on a cool and ...
Jazz Fest – Recap of Week One
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s not surprising yet it remains illuminating that New Orleans artists’ sets stand tall next to the superstars who perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage ...
The Beat Goes On: Jazz Fest – Second weekend picks
The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7) is, as always, loaded with talent. That fact presents several challenges. The ...
Nonprofits leverage Jazz Fest to earn money to sustain missions
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer It may not seem wise to try setting up an event during Jazz Fest season, whether it’s a competing concert, crawfish boil or simple garage sale. ...
STEVIE WONDER
Jazz Fest – Stevie Wonder returns and the rhythms go Cuban
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s, well, just a wonder that the incredible music master Stevie Wonder found it in his heart to return to the 2017 edition of the New ...

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