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By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On February 6, 2015 Robert Nesta Marley would have been 70 years old. The legendary Jamaican vocalist and composer who

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By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Talk That Music Talk – Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans The Traditional Way” Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes &

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Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Carnival 2015 marks the 10th celebration since Hurricane Katrina and by the looks of it, the Mardi Gras women’s movement is evident.
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Krewe du Vieux begs for change and brings on the Brass
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Did you ever stand on a corner enjoying a Mardi Gras parade and it seemed that every marching band ended or began a tune one block away? ...
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Big Chief Theodore ‘Bo’ Dollis dies at the age of 71
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Theodore “Bo” Dollis was a Big Chief with a big, big voice and a big, big smile. Whether leading his Mardi Gras Indian gang, the Wild Magnolias, ...
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New Orleans’ music ambassadors in the spotlight
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Germaine Bazzle It’s Magic (Musik Bloc) Germaine Bazzle remains one of the most respected and admired jazz musicians in New Orleans. To describe her as a musician rather than a ...
Ashé CAC hosts community concert honor MLK
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its annual Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on January 18 ...
The Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer For several years, a series of events around the city dubbed Guitar Extravaganzas have been taking place to raise funds and anticipation for The Danny Barker Banjo ...
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Hopes and great expectations for this ‘new year’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After looking back over 2014 for the last few weeks, it seems like the right time to look ahead to music and life in 2015. A new ...
How music is fueling the #BlackLivesMatter movement
By Deonna Anderson Contributing Writer LONG BEACH (Special from VoiceWaves/New America Media) – I still remember the first time I heard Lupe Fiasco’s “All Black Everything.” I was in my apartment ...

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