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  • Country singer Kevin Sharp dies

    April 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    (CNN) -- Country singer Kevin Sharp has died from "complications due to cancer," his mother told CNN. He was 43. Sharp was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He was treated and the disease did not reoccur, but he had problems later in life because of the radiation and... more »
  • R&B Group "Blaque" Singer Natina Reed Dies

    October 29, 2012 8:49 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Singer Natina Reed of Blaque has died. Police in Atlanta says Reed was hit by a car late Friday. The driver called 911 and is not considered to be at fault. It's unclear why Reed was in the road. Reed's 33rd birthday was yesterday. Blaque's hits included... more »
  • Lafayette's Mackenzie Bourg Has "The Voice"

    September 12, 2012 11:39 PM

    Lafayette's own Mackenzie Bourg was launched into the national spotlight Tuesday night when he performed on the TV show "The Voice." But his road to success was a bumpy one; when Mackenzie was 17 he contracted a virus that shut down his organs and caused congestive heart failure. He pulled... more »
  • Musicians to honor Treme Brass Band singer

    July 12, 2012 6:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Many of New Orleans' best known musicians are planning to gather for a musical tribute to Lionel Batiste, the 81-year-old vocalist and bass drummer with the Treme Brass Band who died last Sunday. Kermit Ruffins, Deacon John, Michael Ward and Rockin' Dopsie are among the musicians... more »
  • Blues Singer Etta James in Hospital with Infection

    May 13, 2011 10:35 AM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital with a potentially deadly infection. Her son, Sametto James, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that his mother was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week for treatment of sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection. Sepsis... more »
  • Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies at Age 80 in NY

    August 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been... more »
  • Singer Wyclef files to run for Haiti's presidency

    August 5, 2010 10:17 PM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake. At one point the hip hop artist-turned-politician bodysurfed on the... more »
  • Singer Optimistic Despite Oil Spill

    June 5, 2010 10:06 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away in Margaritaville. But that doesn't bother Jimmy Buffett. The singer - whose tunes are as much a part of life in this beach town as fried grouper sandwiches, Land Shark beer and... more »
  • Sammy Kershaw Running for Lt. Governor

    May 3, 2010 2:38 PM

    Press Release from Sammy Kershaw Campaign: Sammy Kershaw, a Republican from Lafayette, announced today his candidacy for Lt. Governor of the state of Louisiana. Kershaw, known as one of country music’s greatest talents, has spent almost 25 years promoting the state of Louisiana throughout the world and is now... more »
  • Lafayette's Upcoming Festival Line Up

    September 30, 2009 11:54 AM

    Lafayette, La.- Three major events bring the sounds of Zydeco, Blues and Latino music to downtown celebrating cultural traditions and community spirit, this week in Parc International. Zydeco greats, Geno Delafose, Krossfyre and Keith Frank perform at Acadiana Coup de Main on Thursday, October 1. This event is hosted... more »

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