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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival smokes in more ways than one

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer So much incredible music has been created from the blues’ simple I, IV, V chord progression that makes up the

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz alum returns to Crescent City

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I would not be who I am were it not for having lived in New Orleans,” says vocalist Johnaye Kendrick,

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BENNY JONES
Second Annual Treme Fall Festival and Inaugural Bear Creek Bayou Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contrubiting writer The 175-year old St. Augustine Catholic Church, a historic place of worship in the Sixth Ward that has long been vital to the spirit of community, no ...
Black Arts Movement celebrates legacy of protest through art
By Mizani Ball Contributing Writer Silence swept over the crowd as the Creole Osceola’s Mardi Gras Indians paraded down the aisle. With the vibrant feathers and exquisite beading of their suits, they ...
JOHN BOUTTE
Another fest on the burner: Fried Chicken Festival, hot licks and hot wings
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I’m gonna wing it!” declares a laughing John Boutte about the material he’ll be performing on Sunday, September 25 at the Fried Chicken Festival at Lafayette Square. ...
Jazzin’ in the Park with old favs
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer People are often looking for what’s new, what’s different which is a positive outlook yet not if it’s a detriment to keeping up with old favs. Good ...
MELISSA 'DJ SOUL SISTER' WEBER
DJ Soul Sister’s birthday goes ‘Go Go’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Melissa Weber, best known on the music scene for spinning rare groves as DJ Soul Sister, celebrates her 41st birthday in a big way – in her ...
Eye Catching Line-up at the Westbank Heritage Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer With so many festivals, concerts, special events and tempting club dates continually taking place in the New Orleans area, it’s easy to just sort of breeze through ...
VALLEY OF SILENT MEN
On your mark, get set, go – Second Line Season takes off
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer As long as most people can remember, the social aid and pleasure club second line season has kicked off with the Valley of Silent Men parade. The ...
JO 'COOL' DAVIS
Gospel icon, Jo ‘Cool’ Davis dies at age 63
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was always obvious when Jo “Cool” Davis was the next artist to appear in the Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Music ...

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