Sony agrees to buy Michael Jackson’s music estate for $750M

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar-News Today) – Sony Corporation of America has signed a binding memorandum of understanding with the estate

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The New Orleans music scene this week

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Soul Brass Band The Soul Brass Band, led by drummer/vocalist Derrick Freeman, has been creating quite a clamor on

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Feathers fly this weekend
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Saturday, March 19, is St. Joseph’s Day and traditionally, as the sun goes down, the Mardi Gras Indians take to the streets uptown and downtown. This year, ...
Musically in tune… places to jam around town
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Mark Brooks – A Man of Many Genres “There's not much that I haven't done,” bassist and vocalist Mark Brooks heartily declares. “I've really enjoyed my career and ...
Tuning up with great musicians at free, family-friendly gigs
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleanians have so many opportunities to go out and hear live music – sans cover charge – and bring along their kids. Many people probably don’t ...
Bringing home the Grammy
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer Representing New Orleans – Jon Cleary Wins a Grammy “I never thought Cleary and Grammy would be in the same sentence,” Jon Cleary says with a laugh on ...
Backstreet Cultural Museum
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 Treme neighborhood of old when, in ...
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 up those last minute costume accessories. Fishnet ...
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 ...

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