New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Photo: Dwight Brown)
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2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50th year anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. […read more]


Back in the Day – Today: Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is all jazzed up. (Photo by Janice Malone/Tennessee Tribune) By Janice Malone Special to the NNPA from the Tennessee Tribune For almost three decades R&B singer/recording artist Jeffrey Osborne has been a force on the music scene, either as a member of the great R&B Read More


BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Banking on Black Banks

By William Reed NNPA Columnist Starting during the 1930s, the Mitchells of Washington were close friends with Edward Kennedy Ellington’s family.  So, in 2009 when the Duke Ellington Commemorative Quarter was to be distributed, the Ellington family selected the Mitchell’s Industrial Bank on the historic Read More