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James Andrews with members of his horn section - Roger Lewis, Craig Klein, Stephen Walker and Greg Hicks.

Jazz Fest’s First Weekend in review

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Okay, yes it rained. More accurately it stormed with some voracity on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Oh, if the

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CHARLES LLOYD

Jazz Fest’s Second Weekend: Encore performances on tap

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer To paraphrase an old, often expressed saying, the second, four-day weekend of Jazz Fest should be undertaken as a “marathon

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Troy "TROMBONE SHORTY" EDWARD
A perfect blend of local and national artists
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It seems amazing that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary in 2015. The two-weekend event, which takes place at the New ...
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans for Progress helmed the “Afro-American Arts Festival,” ...
KERMIT RUFFINS
Live at Jazz Fest 2015 and on CD
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Hearing a musician live at Jazz Fest often spurs on the desire to relive the musical experience and share it with friends. Here are a couple of ...
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 of your sofa, then Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse ...
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 hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released Furious ...
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, ...

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