New Orleans’ ‘Mother of Music’ being honored

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Local artists will honor a staple of the city’s gospel community later this month at an annual gathering of the

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Trumpeter, Travis Hill dies from dental infection

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Jazz Fest’s second weekend reviews
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After the first Jazz Fest weekend, the talk — apart from musical performances — was all about the stormy weather. Following the Fest’s second weekend – again ...
James Andrews with members of his horn section - Roger Lewis, Craig Klein, Stephen Walker and Greg Hicks.
Jazz Fest’s First Weekend in review
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Okay, yes it rained. More accurately it stormed with some voracity on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Oh, if the torrential downpour could have held off just ...
Jazz Fest’s Second Weekend: Encore performances on tap
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer payday loans in rock island il To paraphrase an old, often expressed saying, the second, four-day weekend of Jazz Fest should be undertaken as a “marathon not ...
A perfect blend of local and national artists
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It seems amazing that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary in 2015. The two-weekend event, which takes place at the New ...
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans for Progress helmed the “Afro-American Arts Festival,” ...
Live at Jazz Fest 2015 and on CD
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Hearing a musician live at payday loan cameron mo Jazz Fest often spurs on the desire to relive the musical experience and share it with friends. Here ...
Irvin Mayfield touts New Orleans jazz in his ‘Playhouse’ book
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans Jazz Playhouse By Irvin Mayfield (Basin Street Records) Caution: If you have a delicate Rococo table in front of your sofa, then Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse ...
Furious 7 makes ferocious statement on diversity at box office
By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Michigan fast cash marion ia Chronicle) — Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit ...

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