Wynton Writes Off Hip-Hop to Washington Post

[Updated] Tuesday, Wynton Marsalis made news when he asserted that hip-hop is more harmful to African Americans than Confederate statues. “I started saying in 1985 I don’t think we should have a music talking about niggers and bitches and hoes,” he told The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart on his podcast, “Cape Up.” 

NPR's List of Greatest Albums by Women Provokes Conversation

[Updated] A good list starts conversations, which is why they’re a staple of sports talk radio. Where does Quarterback X rank on the list of all-time greats? Who’s the closer you want on the mound in game seven of a World Series game when you’ve got a one-run lead? Questions like that can fill phone lines for hours. By that standard, NPR’s “The Greatest 150 Albums by Women” is already a success.

Voodoo News: Chainsmokers Discussed, and Charles Bradley Out, Morning 40 In

After rain muddied City Park’s Festival Grounds to such a degree that the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience had to cancel its last day last year, this weekend’s forecast looks like payback. Predictions call for a weekend with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-60, and less than a 10 percent chance of rain.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Headline Bunny Matthews Benefit Tonight

On June 23, Bunny Matthews announced on Facebook, “I have brain cancer.” Since then, the New Orleans artist, writer, and agent provocateur has made his page his most compelling work—not simply a diary or meditation on the process of dealing with cancer, but a place to be himself when there’s no compelling reason to fudge the trut

Lenny Kravitz Joins Jazz Fest; the Twitterverse Says "Ehhh"

America can relax. The speculation is over. The much-discussed TBA for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell has been announced to be Lenny Kravitz, who’ll perform on Sunday, May 3. Kravitz last played Jazz Fest in 2004 and will come to New Orleans as part of his world tour in support of Strut, the album he released in December.

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