The sidewalk in front of the Neighborhood Gallery was full of seven years of stuff last week. There were pianos, a jukebox, clothes, mod vintage chairs, knick-knacks, 75 matching seats from the theater, and, inside, every painting on the wall at must-go prices. Sandra Berry and her husband Joshua Walker were holding a moving sale.
GNO Fair Housing Center Executive Director James Perry Comments
On Tuesday, June 27, 2006, the advocacy group the Advancement Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of former residents of New Orleans public housing.
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra creative director Irvin Mayfield on the proposed National Jazz Center, a $715 million downtown development that stands to have a complex impact on the city's economy and culture. Interview by Eve and Alison.
WWOZ Street Talk reporter Alison Fensterstock sat down with playwright and activist Eve Ensler — creator of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day — to talk about her ongoing work with women in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Mayoral candidate Mitch Landrieu answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions on the cultural rebuilding of New Orleans, from financial support to music education to incentives for artists and others — like Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians — who are not paid professionals but add invaluably to the city's cultural mix.
Two leaders in New Orleans Latino community discuss how recent immigrant workers will impact the city's culture. Rudy Mills is a Honduran musician and director of InterFest, and Ariana Hall is executive director of CubaNola collective.