In Review: The Best Films of 2016

By Dwight Brown Film Critic (NNPA Newswire) — As we go forward, movies guide us. They give us directions. They motivate us. They provide rest

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Looking Back – Best ‘Live’ Shows in 2016

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Taking a look back at some of the best live performances in 2016 what is most impressive is that so

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Music makes the Season merry and bright
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Music is a wondrous entity. It has the ability to make us happy when we’re sad, soothe us when we’re blue, heal us when we’re ailing, bring ...
New Orleans icon Little Freddie King, 76 (he's in Beyonce's 'Lemonade' video), told experts of his life in the blues, at a recent gerontology conference.
Blues icon highlights meeting’s ‘New Lens’ on Black aging research
By Penny Dickerson Contributing Writer (Special from Florida Courier/New America Media) — Little Freddie King is a New Orleans blues legend. He’s a self-taught guitar player, who has always used his thumb ...
Legendary saxophonist, Herbert Hardesty, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Saxophonist Herb Hardesty, a core and decades-long member of Fats Domino’s band, knew what audiences wanted when they came to a show headlined by the legendary ...
An anniversary celebration of a homecoming
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer PJ Morton celebrates the first anniversary of his return to live in his hometown of New Orleans with a month-long, Tuesday night residency at the Blue ...
Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard jingles with holiday activities
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer From Thursday through Saturday, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will be jumping with activities of all sorts. The three days represent a something for everybody cornucopia of music, ...
From the pages of A Life in Jazz by Danny Barker, edited by Alyn Shipton is the above photo of Danny Barker, in 1928, in Pensacola, Florida.
New Orleans jazz and gospel music in the spotlight
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer A Life in Jazz By Danny Barker (The Historic New Orleans Collection) Notably, it’s been 30 years since Danny Barker’s remarkable biography, A Life in Jazz, was first published by ...
Holiday time in New Orleans
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Vocalists Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Margie Perez pair up on the single, “Don’t Go, Santa!” that’s New Orleans all the way. Like so many tunes from ...
The New Orleans music scene with a hint of an international beat
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans – Revised and Updated By John Broven (Pelican Publishing Company) John Broven presented a great gift to the world of record collectors and fans ...

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