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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

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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

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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 ...
AARON NEVILLE
The World of Music: Homegrown and international
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Aaron Neville Apache (Tell It Records) Aaron Neville possesses a truly unmistakable and remarkable voice. It simply doesn’t matter what genre of music he applies his talents to – doo-wop ...
BIG CHIEF KEITH "KEKE" GIBSON
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards — Celebrating a Culture
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The 18th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction, Awards & Memorial Ceremony, which takes place at the Ashe Center at 2 p.m. on ...
Sharon Jones in the documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones!' (Starz Digital)
Film review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’
By Dwight Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are ...
WENDELL BRUNIOUS
Satchmo SummerFest makes a move
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer After 15 years of calling the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue its home, the Satchmo SummerFest, Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7, 2016, is moving ...
SLICK LEO
Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s spotlight on just a few of the many famous local Black DJs. Having moved to ...
DAVELL CRAWFORD
Davell Crawford’s latest release, Piano in the Vaults, Vol. I
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Davell Crawford, the Piano Prince of New Orleans, has said that he’s “never stopped” documenting himself. His fans – and future admirers – will be grateful for ...

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