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Harold Brown

The beat goes on at the Bayou

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s been less than three weeks since the last notes rang out at the Fair Grounds to close the 2016

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DJ Chicken

Making the music spin in New Orleans

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part one of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous, Black New Orleans DJs looked at the careers and accomplishments

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NICHOLAS PEYTON
Jazz Fest Second Weekend – Rainy but raging
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It can’t be helped, the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2016 will undoubtedly be remembered in part at least for the rain resulting in the incredibly muddy ...
VERNON WINSLOW
Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer As the Civil Rights struggle raged on through the 40s, 50s and 60s, New Orleans radio finally started to become as Black as the city’s music. ...
Jazz Fest first weekend – Around the world and home again
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Beautiful weather and a brand new look at the Fair Grounds welcomed crowds attending the first weekend of Jazz Fest. The towering bleachers at the Acura Stage ...
Second weekend picks of 2016 Jazz Fest, the 47th installment
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Here we go again – it’s the second Jazz Fest weekend – Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Below are just a very few of ...
WONDER
Jazz Fest ‘16, the 47th installment
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There’s something about entering the Fair Grounds’ gates, stepping out onto the grassy infield and realizing that yes, it’s all happening again. Though the New Orleans Jazz ...
LEO NOCENTELLI
Leo Nocentelli – home at last
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I look forward to Jazz Fest and I don’t have to leave this time,” says guitar wizard Leo Nocentelli, who after 33 years of residing in Los ...
Kermit Ruffins
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 at the Sandbar series, modern jazz immediately ...
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO
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 serious planning. Because the distance between, say, ...

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