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Capturing the essence of all things ‘New Orleans’

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The 1100 block of Henriette Delille Street (formerly St. Claude Street) is an always lively spot. It’s reminiscent of the

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Here It Comes – Zulu’s Warm-Up to Mardi Gras

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Until 1993, the Monday before Mardi Gras was a day to relax after a weekend of parades and maybe pick

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Academy explains why Straight Outta Compton cast not invited to Oscars
By EURWeb When news broke that the cast of “Straight Outta Compton” were not invited to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, it only fueled further uproar over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Ice ...
Treme Brass Band back in the Candle Light
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer North Robertson Street in the Treme neighborhood once, not so long ago, boasted numerous spots that presented live music. There was Joe’s Cozy Corner (formerly Ruth’s Cozy ...
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 him suitable to comment on the ...
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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 Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter and CBD. This ...
‘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, ...
Danny Barker
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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