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Malachi Kirby stars as Kunta Kinte in the 'Roots' remake.

‘Roots’ remake targets younger audience

By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) – Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose admitted that she questioned why Mark Wolper,

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Kirk Franklin – 20 years of Gospel love and innovation

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Kirk Franklin, an amazingly 10-time Grammy winner, is simply a giant in the world of gospel music. The innovative, multi-talented

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Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas
This ‘Tank’ never runs on empty!
[caption id="attachment_22252" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas[/caption] By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Tank and the Bangas have been all over the New Orleans music scene of late. Energetically ...
Beyond the borders – Ears on the world
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer With all the major and mini festivals in recent months, it’s easy for locals and even visitors to become a bit musically New Orleans-centric. Though during ...
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 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & ...
DJ Chicken
Making the music spin in New Orleans
[caption id="attachment_22146" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DJ Chicken[/caption] 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 of deceased ...
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 ...

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