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Wynton Marsalis

The family matriarch of perhaps one of the greatest New Orleans jazz families died this week at the age of 80. Dolores Ferdinand Marsalis died of pancreatic cancer after a long battle, according to her jazz pianist husband Ellis Marsalis. Dolores Marsalis was the mother of sons Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo , Mboya Kinyatta…

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Across America, many historically black colleges and universities are having a rough time making it. The most recent added to this list is the historic Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. Still trying to recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina, the campus is plagued with water-damaged and gutted buildings. Now the university has to…

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The lovely weather continued in Miami, and patrons were excited about day two of the Jazz in the Gardens music festival. Newcomer Sy Smith kicked things off and got the crowd ready for a day and evening of incredible music. New Orleans native and jazz legend Branford Marsalis hit the stage with his intriguing brand…

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