The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic has provided medical care to this city's musicians since 1998. Facing a 90% cut in funding, the Clinic now needs your help. Find out about local fundraiser events aimed at keeping the Clinic's doors open, and watch a video plea from several of our most beloved entertainers like Dr. John (pictured).
For over a year, the film team of Patrik Soergel, Ryan Fenson-Hood, and Sven O. Hill worked in Ascona, Switzerland, New Orleans, and Stresa, Italy, documenting post-Katrina life. They focused on Lillian Boutte, Dr. Michael White, & Armand “Sheik” Richardson, all New Orleans natives recovering from the storm. The movie is titled The Sound After the Storm. Many other familiar faces from our musical community also appear in the movie.
Walking into downtown Ascona Friday afternoon, the first thing I saw was Uncle Lionel Batiste leading a brass band down the street. The official Grand Marshall for the JazzAscona 2010 Festival, Uncle Lionel was stealing the show as usual. All cameras were on him as he made his way through the crowd.