Mar 112011

Kermit Ruffins

Audubon Zoo’s Soul Fest will feature Kermit Ruffins and a number of other jazz, hip-hop, gospel and R&B performers as well as soul food and cultural displays Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Last year’s festival drew an estimated 21,000 attendees, according to the park.

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Feb 192011

Minister Aaron Evans (front), from the SMBC Mime Ministry in Gretna, performs at the end of the third annual "Get Yah Praise On" in celebration of Black History Month at Audubon Zoo Saturday afternoon. "It was outreaching not only to those who came for the performance but those who came out to the park," said Minister Evans. Internationally acclaimed gospel artist Bishop Paul S. Morton along with praise teams from local African American churches performed at the gospel concert. "I thought it was phenomenal. There was a heavy anointing in the atmosphere. Everything worked together, even the weather," said M.C. Loretta Petit, of AMen 940, WYLD. (Sabree Hill,

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