Author Archives: Cierra Stovall

NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Award Nominees Finalized

As underground hip-hop in New Orleans continues to grow, it’s time to celebrate the artists and their music with the NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards, taking place Tuesday, October 19 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Howlin’ Wolf. Winners in some categories will be chosen by panelists from the local hip-hop and media community (disclaimer: [...]

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Obituary: Clyde Kerr, Jr. (1943-2010)

New Orleans jazz lost one of its most respected musical educators when Clyde Kerr, Jr. died in his sleep at his New Orleans home. He was 67, and his cause of death is not determined, though he had been suffering from several health problems in recent months. It’s undeniable to say that he has left [...]

Pazfest: Why Joni?

The very first PazFest, held 10 years ago, attracted more than 400 people, and more than 50 musicians participated. On September 2-6, PazFest returns with a tribute to Joni Mitchell in efforts to raise money for the Ruth Paz Foundation, which is committed to making adequate health care available to those who can’t receive health [...]

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TED Shares with New Orleans

[UPDATED] As New Orleans approaches its five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, TEDxNOLA wants to help the city move onward. “TED is bringing people together to discuss how New Orleans has found ways to cope with their crises and grow from them,” said media coordinator David Baker, who is part of the conference committee. Rebuilding New [...]

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First Annual Latin Jazz Festival Saturday, August 28

The first annual New Orleans Latin Jazz Fest is going to be held on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The concert is being put on by a Latin cultural center and café, Casa Borrega, that is supposed to be opening soon in Central City. The event will be held this Saturday night from 9:30 [...]

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New Orleans in the News: Herman Leonard

Herman Leonard, the photographer who captured archetypal images of jazz musicians, has died. His shots of artists in clubs, studios and stages helped form the public impressions of what jazz is according to NPR blogger Patrick Jarenwattananon. Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke [...]

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Teacher, Musician Clyde Kerr, Jr. Dies

Renowned trumpet player and influential teacher Clyde Kerr, Jr. died Friday after battling an illness in recent months.  He was 67. A native of Treme and graduate of St. Augustine High School and Xavier University, Kerr has played with many national and local performers including the Jackson Five, Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, Tony Bennett, Jackie [...]

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Whitney White Linen Night on Saturday

Saturday, August 7, Whitney Bank will conquer the 300-800 blocks of Julia Street to host their annual summer pre-art season celebration, White Linen Night. From 6-9 p.m., more than twenty art galleries will display contemporary works by local, national and international artists. There will also be live music and curbside cash bars and restaurants. The [...]

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Spike Lee’s HBO Follow-up Documentary Scheduled

Four years after Spike Lee’s Peabody-winning documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee continues his efforts to document life after Hurricane Katrina. His new documentary, If God is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise highlights events that have occurred since the original four-part documentary aired in 2006, and it will debut [...]

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