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BET founder Bob Johnson weighs in on Oscars diversity situation

By EURweb Bob Johnson may have moved on to other things beyond BET, but as he sees it, his status as the network’s founder makes

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Yes, it’s Carnival time and Big Freedia reigns over Krewe de Vieux

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Saturday, January 23, 2016, the Krewe du Vieux parade will celebrate its 30th roll as it winds through the

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‘Motown: The Musical’ brings jukebox favorites to Saenger Theater
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer When actor, dancer and singer Chester Gregory found out he’d be playing the role of Berry Gordy in the current tour of “Motown: the Musical,” he felt ...
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Soundtrack ‘63 provides a refresher course on history
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Soundtrack 63 is coming to New Orleans. Co-presented by Junebug Productions and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) the New York-based multimedia event is slated for the CAC, ...
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Celebrating the great Danny Barker
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Danny Barker made an indelible change in the way we live and celebrate life and death in New Orleans. On his return to his hometown in 1965 ...
A peek into the pages of ‘Way Down in Louisiana …’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Way Down in Louisiana – Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop Music isn't a book designed to be read cover to cover. A natural instinct would ...
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2016 Carnival Season’s inaugural krewe selects its first queen
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Because Mardi Gras comes early in 2016, Metro New Orleans will quickly transition from the Yuletide Season into the Carnival season, which will debut an all-new female ...
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Multi-talented New Orleanian Tony Bazley dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Tony “Oulabula” Bazley was a great drummer, a talented folk artist and a gregarious man whose career and nature took him zigzagging around the world. Bazley, a ...
2015’s ‘Best live shows’ in N. O.
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer One of the most remarkable aspects of this year's best live performances in New Orleans is that so many of the shows were absolutely free. (There was ...
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You can’t go wrong with music, it’s a gift that keeps on giving
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Last week, kudos were given to the local musicians who earned Grammy nominations for albums released in 2015. Naturally, all of those are worth considering when looking ...

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