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  • Anthony Bean Community Theater’s ‘The Color Purple’ is a must see

    Over 40 New Orleans actors, dancers, singers, and musicians are prepping for the first local production of the award-winning musical, The Color Purple at the Anthony Bean Community Theater(ABCT).

  • NEW ORLEANS - MAY 02:  Guitar Legend B.B. King performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 7 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 2, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

    Tributes pour in for blues legend B.B. King

    Tributes from around the world for blues legend B.B. King, who died Thursday night after a lengthy illness in Las Vegas.

  • Summer’s coming…try scouting!

    Ernesto Carballo Jr., Scout Executive and CEO of Southeast Louisiana Council of the Boy Scouts of America stops by News With a Twist to talk about summer options for boys.

  • Eric Waters standing in his 7th Ward home. (WGNO)

    Photographer Waters still capturing NOLA and longing to be home

    New Orleans photographer Eric Waters has spent the past several decades documenting the people and culture of our city, and it's celebrations. His chief concentration has been on our music in the streets and our Mardi Gras Indian traditions.

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    These giants helped build Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Here are five great musicians and organizers who made the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival what it is today. News With A Twist host LBJ reports below. Booker was piano giant of the fest James Carroll Booker III was a force.  By all accounts, he ranks on everyone’s lists as one of the top and most ingenious piano players our city ever produced.  Though he was a classically trained artist, he made a big splash in […]

  • Giant Washington helped build the Gospel Tent

    Brother Sherman Washington Jr. was the guiding light in the world of New Orleans gospel music. New Orleans' longest running gospel group is the Zion Harmonizers, and he led the group from the 1940s until his death in 2011.

  • Giant Danny Barker saved a brass tradition

    Among the most influential New Orleans musicians of the 20th century was Mr. Danny Barker. Barker was banjo, ukelele and guitar player, singer and composer and master of New Orleans Traditional Music.

  • Allison Miner helped found the Fest and always put musicians first

    In the annals of Jazz Fest history, few have made such a lasting impact, and unless you were a part of the New Orleans music scene in the 1970’s and 80’s, you may never have heard the name Allison Miner. She, along with George Wein and Quint Davis are credited with building our New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival from the ground up. Allison came to New Orleans from Florida, and from the time she arrived she was all in […]

  • Raymond Myles a gospel giant and much more

    Giant is a word that often comes to light when talking about that great Raymond Myles.

  • James Booker

    Booker was piano giant of the fest

    James Carroll Booker III was a force. By all accounts, he ranks on everyone's lists as one of the top and most ingenious piano players our city ever produced.

  • US Postal Service salutes The Meters at Jazz Fest

    The US Postal Service unveiled their 27th Jazz and Heritage Festival commemorative envelope in celebration of The Meters.

  • New Orleans Music Playlist Episode 4

    New Orleans Music Playlist Episode 4 April 19, 2015