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Derrick Freeman – Can’t judge a book…

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover meaning outward appearances can be misleading or misinterpreted. That

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‘Africa Umoja’ captures the spirit of African history and culture

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer “Africa Umoja – The Spirit of Togetherness, 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour” found its way back to New

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New Orleans trumpeters reign supreme
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Terence Blanchard’s hometown of New Orleans will get a sneak peek at the music to be featured on the multi-Grammy winning trumpeter’s yet-to-be recorded album with his ...
Baby Doll Ladies strutting in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The Beloved (New Orleans Society of Dance) NOSD’s Baby Doll Ladies have graced the streets of the Big Easy, performing at many New Orleans venues and parades. ...
The Doctor is in the house
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “To be honest, Dr. Lonnie could walk on that stage by himself – it would be enough,” says drummer Joe Dyson who will perform with Hammond ...
Nicholas Payton – Playin’ the Numbers
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “If you want to continue to love me, you have to learn to love all of me not just a piece of me,” says Nicholas Payton to ...
A look ‘Beyond the Lights’
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young Black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her ...
Enjoying New Orleans’ musical talent
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet The 21st Century Trad Band (Basin Street Records) Jason Marsalis was first recognized as a drummer when, as a child, he began working with his father, ...
Black & White Ball for Schoolchild Art
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Friday, November 7th marks the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Odyssey Night at the Museum, a glittering Ball of Black Ties, formal gowns, and new collections amongst ...
Homegrown talent captures spotlight
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Rookie of the Year is the rather deceptive title of Kyle Roussel’s debut album as a leader. After all, the keyboardist spent two-and-a-half years on the ...

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