By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Spy Boys Here Dey Come Cherice Harrison-Nelson, like her father Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr., her mother Hearest Harrison and
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The flame has really been turned up on the schedule for the 13th edition of the Satchmo SummerFest. Held in
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This coming weekend, we celebrate one of the world’s must beloved musicians—our very own Louis Armstrong, by way of Satchmo Fest. Armstrong influenced many locals not only ... Local playwright gets major honor from UpStage Theatre Co.
UpStage Theatre Company of Baton Rouge, La. recently named local playwright Harold Clark winner of its 4th Annual Emerging Playwright Project for his play, “Fishers of Men.” Clark, who ... Zimmerman verdict causes local musician to go back in time
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer If you change the human heart the culture will follow. – Buddha When it was announced that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the ... It’s all about the music of New Orleanians
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Dumpstaphunk Dirty Word (Louisiana Red Hot Records) Funksters and those who relish solid musicianship and incredible vocal harmonies can just be glad that an album like Dirty Word is still ... IAF brings cultural treasures and economic opportunities to N.O.
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor For almost three decades, the International Arts Foundation has been fulfilling its mission of bringing cultural treasures to the Crescent City and promoting intercultural exchange between people ... Allen Toussaint honored with National Medal of Arts
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, President Barrack Obama presented New Orleans’ own composer, producer, arranger, pianist and vocalist Allen Toussaint with the distinguished National Medal of ... Local mixologist Ian Julian honored at World bar event
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer This year saw New Orleans’ internationally renowned Tales of the Cocktail name an African-American mixologist as their “Senior Squeezer”. Previously, it was almost unheard of that ... The Soul of Essence
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The atmosphere in the Superdome during Essence Music Festival changes not only from venue to venue — main stage, superlounges — but night to night. This aspect ...
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