New Orleans police have identified a suspect in connection with the shooting at a Mother's Day parade that injured 19 people, including two children.
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Monday 13 May 2013
Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.
Friday 10 May 2013
My parents loved the blues and early jazz, and I grew up to the sounds of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly and Fats Waller.
Friday 03 May 2013
Produced again by Joe Henry, the follow-up to Let Them Talk follows a similar format of easy-rolling jazz arrangements and simpatico guest spots supporting Hugh Laurie's blues piano.
Friday 26 April 2013
Golfers and caddies were left stunned when they were joined on the 14th hole by an unexpected visitor - a huge alligator.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
George Jackson, who died in his Mississippi home on 14 April at the age of 68 after a year-long struggle against cancer, was the co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes. Jackson recorded dozens of singles in the 1960s but made his mark as a writer, beginning with FAME Studios. He later was a songwriter for Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. When Malaco bought Muscle Shoals Sound, it hired Jackson to write songs.
'It sends message that raping women is cool' - Sportswear brand Reebok criticised over ties with rapper Rick Ross
Thursday 04 April 2013
Reebok face protests from women’s rights activists over their ties with rapper Rick Ross, a rapper who appears to boast about date rape in his latest single.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Just before the advent of Beatlemania in 1963, the musical crazes were the twist and related dances from America and bright and breezy tunes from British jazz bands, known as Trad. "We can be credited with being the first band to use the word Trad", claimed Terry Lightfoot, who formed his New Orleans Jazzmen in 1955, "Starting in 1959, we made a series of extended-play records which were called Trad, More Trad, Trad Again and Still Trad. I'm surprised we didn't do a Son Of Trad as well."
Wednesday 27 February 2013
And now, in nice-man news, Mo Farah has run to the defence of an interviewer ridiculed for not realising she was talking to a double Olympic champion.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Mo Farah has been asked many questions by journalists since rising to fame by winning two gold medals at the London Olympics in the 5,000m and 10,000m. But none will have been as ill-researched as those posed by LaTonya Norton of New Orleans station WDSU.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
BP has poured cold water on the prospects of settling a crucial court case due to begin in New Orleans on Monday that would determine its level of responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Monday 04 February 2013
Underdogs welcomed home today after beating the odds, 49ers' fightback and a bizarre power cut
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
Friday 19 October 2012
Southern sound lies in the Mississippi, says Matthew Longhurst
Tuesday 09 October 2012
You can understand why these tours exist - and even their appeal - but at their worst they're stunningly callous. No wonder residents are fighting back.
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