INDIAN ROYALTY - BIG CHIEF BO DOLLIS and MONK BOUDREAUX from last year’s Mardi Gras Indian Super Sunday

Time-honored traditions of New Orleans

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Indians – Here Dey Come The wet, cold and dreary weather on Carnival Day was hard on revelers but even

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Oh yes, it’s Carnival time…

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Edwin Harrison – Masking Again after 50 Years The last time Edwin Harrison masked Indian was 50 years ago. It

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EugEnE ‘Big ChiEf Junior’ Thomas
Big Chief Junior of the White Eagles dies
By Geraldine Wykcoff Contributing Writer Eugene Thomas, Big Chief Junior of the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian gang, masked Indian every year for more than 60 years. The chief, who at ...
Strumming along with Carnival music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Almost everyone has a favorite Mardi Gras song, the one they play first thing Carnival morning, the one they want to hear as they rub the previous ...
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church host Fatherhood & Family Summit
NEW ORLEANS, LA – New York Knicks Assistant General Manager and former two-time NBA All-Star Allan Houston, along with award winning journalist & CEO of Starfish Media Group Soledad O’Brien, ...
Krewe du Vieux Photo by Demian Roberts
Its Carnival Time: Krewe du Vieux where brass bands reign
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Most Mardi Gras parade goers have experienced being in the limbo of music. It sometimes seems as if a band marching down the street stops playing right ...
Jack DeJohnette makes a rare appearance in the Big Easy
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s difficult to imagine that the legendary Jack DeJohnette has hardly ever played in New Orleans. Over his long career, the extraordinary Chicago drummer, who performs as ...
Kermit’s Tremé Mother-in-Law Lounge – open at last; Speakeasy likely to close
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Wearing a dashiki shirt and his usual big smile, Kermit Ruffins celebrated the grand opening of the Kermit’s Tremé Mother-In-Law Lounge on Martin Luther King Day, January ...
More sweet soul sounds of the ‘Neville magic’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Cyril Neville Magic Honey (Ruf Records) Cyril Neville nails the soul blues hard on this his finest, most comprehensive album as a solo artist. From the first measure on the ...
Kenny Garrett – Returns to New Orleans at last
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The last time Kenny Garrett performed in New Orleans was in1986 at the Saenger Theater when he was in trumpet legend Miles Davis’ band. The brilliant Grammy-winning ...

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