The movie, The Watchmen, will be released the first week of March and it is begging for a special show to celebrate this treatment of the only book I've ever read. (Liked it so much I read it thousands of times - didn't have time left for other books.)
So how do you create a proper musical treatment to the perfect comic book?
The St. Claude Avenue Main Street Association pairs with MIT urban planning students to revitalize the St. Claude Avenue commercial district. Inspired by the interest in their neighborhood, residents find a renewed sense of community and volunteerism.
Matt Suarez is a New Orleanian who has lived through many changes. As a young man, he felt the sting of racial prejudice and the infuriation of discrimination. As a result, he spent many years working for equality in the Civil Rights Movement — often putting his own life at risk. Today, nearing 71 years old, Matt looks at where we've been in light of where we are this week: electing our first black president.
Born on January 13, 1909, this torch bearer of New Orleans music was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and ukelele player. Listen to a tribute to Danny Barker in this week's Street Talk by Eve Abrams.
Animata Brown first started traveling to West Africa when she was 19 years old. Growing up African American in California, she wanted to experience African cultures in a real, authentic way. Over the years, Animata lived in Senegal and Ghana, and she kept returning, for West Africa immediately became a part of her heart and her life.
Ten years ago, Douglas Redd and Carol Bebelle founded the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, and in so doing, created a home for emerging and established artists to present, create and collaborate in giving life to their art.