A look at Fire in the Hole and Indian Super Sunday

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Victor Harris, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, found his spiritual calling on awakening one morning after a night of

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Get Out nets Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars

By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — “I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” Jordan Peele tweeted after being handed the Oscar for Best

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Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz’ at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer An opera about a bisexual boxing champion sung in English might sound unlikely though Terence Blanchard doesn’t view it that way. “There have always been stereotypes about ...
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The title of this free festival, Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes into account the ...
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Triple-header
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s a triple-header for Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah who performs at the Contemporary Arts Center on three consecutive nights, Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23. It ...
‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ to ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ – Songs Change with the Holiday
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On Carnival Day, many people in New Orleans who enjoy the celebration rise early to the sounds of the Hawketts’ “Mardi Gras Mambo,” Professor Longhair’s funkified “Big ...
Zulu members who stand tall as brass band leaders liven up Lundi Gras… and Mardi Gras
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Phil Frazier, the much loved tuba player and co-leader of the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been a member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club ...
Dillard University inducts athletes into new Sports Hall of Fame
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Ariel Mitchell arrived on the Dillard campus as a freshman in fall 2008, three years after Hurricane Katrina decimated the campus and virtually wiped out the ...
Musician and Anti-Apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Hugh Masekela was an important and influential man. Born in South Africa on April 4, 1939, the trumpeter, flugelhornist, singer and composer pioneered jazz in his homeland ...
Krewe du Kanaval – Celebrating the New Orleans and Haiti connection
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “What we want to express through this event is the important connection between New Orleans and Haiti,” explains Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe of the Krewe du Kanaval’s ...

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