| Sep 2, 2009
Marie Knight, a gospel singer who came to fame singing duets with gospel-music star Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the late 1940s and made a noteworthy late-in-life comeback as a solo artist, has died. She was 84.
Knight died Sunday of complications from...
| May 8, 1997
The 12th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner on Tuesday may have been held on the edge of Lake Erie, but there was a strong California spirit for much of the night in the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
Too bad there...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The Broadway musical The Lion King is now playing at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. The actors actually control their animal puppets on stage throughout the show, and our Mike Theis found out how it all works and went behind the scenes for this Best Seat in...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:26 AM
The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Fans of New Orleans Jazz man Lionel Batiste said goodbye at his viewing this afternoon but they didn't lean over his casket to get a final look.
Batiste was standing up for the viewing at Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral home in Treme.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:10 AM
As 11 a.m. approached on a sunny Tuesday, members of the Home League, a women’s ministry program at the Salvation Army, entered the back of the small church on Fourth Street. And as they entered, the women were met by all things 1950s, courtesy of...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Never ask a lady if she's pregnant. She's probably just starring in a biopic....
| Sep 28, 2010
Members of the New Orleans Police Department's Field Operations Bureau cordially invite you to join in our citywide community anti-crime walk.
This event provides our citizens with the opportunity to assist in combating crime as well as nurture and...
| Apr 4, 2010
Electrical power was interrupted in the New Orleans central business district just after 10 p.m. Saturday night affecting the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, where a sold-out performance of "Wicked" was in progress.
The venue's emergency...
| Apr 9, 2010
Unless you are a member of the local film, television or advertising community, the name Ruth Ratny may not mean a great deal to you and you certainly wouldn't know that she will be presented with the Hugo Legend Award in ceremonies Thursday in the...
| Mar 23, 2010
According to a source close to ABC26, Marva Wright, New Orleans Blues Queen, has passed away.
Wright suffered a stroke in May of 2009 and was hospitalized again shortly after that.
Wright is called the Blues Queen. Fans of her energy-filled...