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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

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Furious 7 makes ferocious statement on diversity at box office

By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle) — Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster

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LADY B.J. CROSBY
Vocalist and actress, Lady B.J. Crosby dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “She went from a little New Orleans girl to a Broadway star,” says Vernel Bagneris of Lady B.J. Crosby, his lifelong friend and musical and theatrical cohort. Born ...
Marsalis
French Quarter Festival – Pick your groove and move
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When compared to its older, more illustrious sibling, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, used ...
BIG CHIEF VICTOR HARRIS
Victor Harris – 50 years of dedicated excellence
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “My first year it was like Indian fever – all you could think of was sew, sew, sew, Indian, Mardi Gras, Indian, Indian,” exclaims Victor Harris. Harris, ...
Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter School students participating in the COOL Cooperative
New non profit empowers local youth through film
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Unlike many kids on a warm sunny Saturday, young 7th graders from Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter Schools were spending part of the early afternoon ...
SUNO’s Lady Knights get first-ever NAIA tourney win
Milestone win part of record-breaking season for New Orleans HBCU The seventh-seeded SUNO Lady Knights on March 18 won its first-ever game at the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship ...
The Wonder of music comes to New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Stevie Wonder, a truly remarkable and influential musician and man, returns to New Orleans to perform at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The ...
ALFRED ‘BUCKET’ CARTER
Alfred ‘Bucket’ Carter dies at 80
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I had a good life in second lines, I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Alfred “Bucket” Carter once enthusiastically declared. Remarkably, Carter was a member of ...
MARCEL RICHARDSON Sunrise: August 15, 1939 Sunset: February 24, 2015
The rhythm stops for Richardson, but plays on in Congo Square
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Marcel Richardson was a man of many musical flavors. The pianist played and/or recorded with vocalists Lee Dorsey and Barbara George and was a member of saxo­phon­ist/vocalist ...

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