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Part of Mayor Ray Nagin's Bring New Orleans Back Commission included a special Cultural Committee, made up of representatives from the worlds of music, visual art, cultural preservationists and others.
Edward Buckner of the Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club says his group's annual parade will continue this year, despite setbacks from Hurricane Katrina. While originally slated for April, the new date for the second line is Sunday, May 14 — Mother's Day.
It's the club's tenth anniversary, and they are determined to parade.
The long, hot New Orleans summer usually sends any musician with the means on the road. Summer festivals are usually eager to add an authentic slice of the Crescent City to their roster, and the drop in tourism during the humid midsummer months means gigs in the city are few and poor-paying.
Starting two weeks ago, a serendipitous meeting between the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and St. Anna's Episcopal Church has given birth to a weekly event that will be useful — and fun — for musicians and nonmusicians alike.
Linda Porter — President of the Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Tamara Jackson — President VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Gerie Thompson — member of the VIP Ladies and Kids