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The Dixie Cups’ Rosa Lee Hawkins dies at 76

Rosa Lee Hawkins, the youngest founding member of the celebrated New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups, died in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, January 11 of internal bleeding caused by complications from surgery, The New York Times reports. She was 76. Hawkins formed The Dixie Cups — originally the Meltones...
TAMPA, FL
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Rosa Hawkins, Singer of The Dixie Cups, Dies at 76

Rosa Hawkins, an original member of the New Orleans rhythm and blues vocal trio The Dixie Cups, died on Tuesday at Tampa Bay General Hospital. She was 76 years old. Her older sister Barbara Hawkins, a fellow Dixie Cup, confirmed that Hawkins died from surgery complications following a procedure last week.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
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At King Cake Hub, the tradition goes on after loss of its founder

The King Cake Hub, a Carnival pop-up, opened for its fourth season Jan. 6 with its traditional Twelfth Night kickoff party at a new location next to the Zony Mash Beer Project at South Broad and Thalia Street. As usual, the first sweet taste of Carnival was enjoyed to live...
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Maroon Queen Reesie: Guardians of the Flame

America is a country that was founded on the idea of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. However, it was built on the backs of native peoples and people taken from their homes against their will. This inherent contradiction has existed throughout the lifespan of America and has been central to tensions built in this country as well as the establishment of systemic inequality. Native and Black people in America were victims to various obstacles that impeded their advancement in America from slavery to passing laws that added restrictions to voting, which targeted Black people with precision.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
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Best albums of 2021 included Olivia Rodrigo, age 18, and Monk Boudreaux, age 80

1. Olivia Rodrigo, "Sour." Adele's and Kacey Musgraves' slow-burning divorce albums fizzled compared with this volcanic breakup record. The 18-year-old arriving star's sourness was as raw as punk rock — "Brutal" might even be the punk song of the year! — but the ultra-catchy songwriting and production sweetened the songs enough to be highly palatable for kids and adults alike.
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