Author Archives: Stacey Plaisance

  • New Orleans Jazz Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos Dies at 103

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter. His granddaughter, Lori Schexnayder, said the trumpeter she called “paw-paw” ...

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  • Prince to Headline 20th Annual Essence Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual festival, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans. Prince, who performed at ...

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  • Essence Fest Opens July 4th with Music, Barbecue

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor and comedian Steve Harvey hosted a barbecue contest where he "ribbed" contestants before an audience, while on a nearby stage dance party hit-maker Cupid had hundreds on their feet as he sang "Do Ya Thang" and "Cupid Shuffle." It was ...

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