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Kermit knows it’s all about tradition at ‘Jazz at the Sandbar’

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It makes sense that when most people think of the University of New Orleans’ music department and its affiliated Jazz

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Sites, sounds of French Quarter Fest

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Negotiating the expansive French Quarter Festival (Thursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 10, 2016) that includes 23 stages, takes some

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It’s that time of year – The New Orleans festival season
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Freret Street Festival And so it begins. The New Orleans festival season really gets a jump start on Saturday, April 2, 2016 with Uptown’s Freret Street Festival. It ...
Malia, Sasha Obama turn heads at first State Dinner
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Sasha and Malia Obama, the teenage daughters of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, were nothing less than stunning for their first state dinner, where they were ...
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 of Michael Jackson to pay $750 million ...
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 several levels. Its Sunday evening gig at d.b.a. ...
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 ...

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