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Patti LaBelle to headline Dillard University Founding Anniversary Celebration

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — To mark its 150th founding anniversary, Dillard University will welcome singer Patti LaBelle as its featured performer for its gala event on May 11. The Grammy-award winning artist, actress, and entrepreneur will perform at the event, which also serves as a fundraiser for students attending this historically black university. The gala at the Hyatt Regency downtown will recognize the university’s contribution to the city, and work to sustain its legacy. […read more]

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Musical Icon Prince Dead at 57

By Stacy M. Brown (From The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) The words were as stunning as the report: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at Read More

Entertainment

The Apollo Honors Chaka Kahn

By Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment Critic The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business. Kahn follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have Read More