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Little Freddie King – From a freight car to fame

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Little Freddie King has come a long way from playing back-of-town juke joints to offering up his blues at the

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Celebrating a neighborhood, the food and the Brass Band traditions

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival celebrates New Orleans 6th Ward neighborhood, a Louisiana signature dish, brass bands and, by chance,

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Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts ‘infiltrates’ New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Jeff “Tain” Watts has both played and recorded with all of the musical Marsalis brothers – trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and drummer/vibraphonist Jason – as ...
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Elegance, empowerment, dance to take center stage at ‘tutu’ much brunch
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer “Ballet, in my opinion, is the epitome of elegance and grace,” says Lisa T. Ross, the St. Mary’s Academy Development/Student Affairs Director, who has spearheaded many events ...
Adjusting, after getting hurt, is a tough hurdle
By Allana Barefield Contributing Writer The stadium was crowded. Fans were screaming at the top of their lungs rooting for the players on the field. Then, suddenly silence. A deafening silence.
The Emerging Voices group includes from left: Allendra Freeman, Jason Foster, Eritria Pitts, Opeyemi Olukemi, Chloe Walters-Wallace, program director; Stephanie Allain, Yvonne Welbon, Kenna J. Moore, Ahmed Siddiqui, and Zandashe Brown.
New Orleans Film Fest focuses lens on filmmakers of color
[caption id="attachment_20232" align="alignright" width="660"] The Emerging Voices group includes from left: Allendra Freeman, Jason Foster, Eritria Pitts, Opeyemi Olukemi, Chloe Walters-Wallace, program director; Stephanie Allain, Yvonne Welbon, Kenna J. Moore, ...
Halloween at Voodoo Fest – A Local View of Voodoo
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “My kids are getting excited about me being on the show there,” says Grammy-winning, New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Primarily considered a jazz artist, Blanchard ...
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Garifunas, yet another spice in New Orleans’ melting pot
By Allana Barefield Contributing Writer Every culture has its own values, traditions, and beliefs that make it unique. New Orleans, truly a melting pot of various ethnicities and cultures, is home to ...
‘French Dirty’ is an entrant in New Orleans Film Festival
Have you ever wanted to make a film? Well, a family with roots in New Orleans got together to make a movie that has drawn national attention, and will compete in ...
New Orleans music community mourns loss of two legends
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Joseph “Smokey” Johnson November 14, 1935 – October 6, 2015 “If there is any one drummer active on the scene who epitomizes New Orleans, drummer Smokey Johnson is that ...

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