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Paying Tribute to Two Outstanding Men – Martin Luther King Jr. and Danny Barker

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Martin Luther King Jr. and Danny Barker, whose birthdays will be celebrated this week in New Orleans, led very different

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Best Films of 2017 as seen by critic Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic As we look back on the highest caliber films of 2017, the array is diverse, the talent is

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Jamison Ross pays tribute to Nina Simone
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I feel at one with what Nina brings to the table,” says vocalist and drummer Jamison Ross who will lead a trio in tribute to the late ...
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Live music in N.O. – (Some of) The best of 2017
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It remains remarkable just how much great live music is available on a nightly and often daily basis in New Orleans. Even perhaps more extraordinary is the ...
Music – A gift that keeps on giving this holiday season
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The gift of music is a very personal one as the sounds continue to be a reminder of a time and the person who might have picked ...
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Music lights up the holidays
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer During the holidays in New Orleans, live music offerings don’t necessarily equate to classic Yuletide tunes and carols. While those can naturally be found, just getting together ...
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‘Songs of My People: 25 Years Later’ photo exhibit kicks off at Dillard
Brainfood, The Dillard University President’s Lecture Series presents “Songs of My People: 25 Years Later,” an exhibition that shares the visions of 18 contemporary photographers including Jamel Shabazz, L. Kasimu ...
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Families and the Grammys – Carrying on the traditions
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Louisiana is renowned for its musical families, two of which are highly represented in this year’s Grammy nominations. They include vocalist/keyboardist PJ Morton and accordionist/vocalist Dwayne Dopsie ...
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Paying tribute to a legend and celebrating the Season with music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Growing up in Houston, Texas, pianist Jesse McBride didn’t know anything about James Black as a drummer or composer. In fact, outside of New Orleans and except ...
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G-Men, Jags ready to clash in annual battle
[caption id="attachment_27064" align="aligncenter" width="600"] AP Photo[/caption] Every year, as soon as they can fill up on turkey, oyster dressing, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, sweet potato pie and a host of other delectable ...

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