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ALL FOR ONE BRASS BAND

A brassy beginning for parade season

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Most people know the feeling of standing on a sidewalk or neutral watching a Mardi Gras parade and it seems

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A flood of music on tap for World Wetlands Day in Crescent City

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Thursday, February 2, is annually recognized around the globe as World Wetlands Day. Pianist and vocalist Henry Butler will help

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NFL Spotlight HBCUs’ contribution
(EURWeb) — In December 2016, the NFL joined the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) at the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia to ...
Best of the Beat – Honoring Our Own
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer The Best of the Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine celebrants its 22nd anniversary on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Held at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, ...
PICKENS
Another Solid Week of Musical Offerings
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Willie is the truth,” saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. declares. “As (saxophonist) Lou Donaldson said to me, ‘Willie Pickens is one of the last great bebop pianists.’”
MAHALIA JACKSON
Discovering a Treasure – More Mahalia
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It must have been like a prospector striking gold when gospel enthusiast Glen Smith discovered previously unknown recordings of the great Mahalia Jackson at the Historic New ...
BIRTH OF A NATION
In Review: The Best Films of 2016
By Dwight Brown Film Critic (NNPA Newswire) — As we go forward, movies guide us. They give us directions. They motivate us. They provide rest stops, comic relief and flashbacks to ...
JON CLEARY, left, and TAJ MAHAL, right
Looking Back – Best ‘Live’ Shows in 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Taking a look back at some of the best live performances in 2016 what is most impressive is that so many of them were at free events. ...
Music makes the Season merry and bright
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Music is a wondrous entity. It has the ability to make us happy when we’re sad, soothe us when we’re blue, heal us when we’re ailing, bring ...
New Orleans icon Little Freddie King, 76 (he's in Beyonce's 'Lemonade' video), told experts of his life in the blues, at a recent gerontology conference.
Blues icon highlights meeting’s ‘New Lens’ on Black aging research
By Penny Dickerson Contributing Writer (Special from Florida Courier/New America Media) — Little Freddie King is a New Orleans blues legend. He’s a self-taught guitar player, who has always used his thumb ...

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