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The Return of the Film Industry to New Orleans

Mon, 10/02/06
Authored by George Ingmire
In the aftermath of Katrina, the growing film industry of New Orleans suffered some setbacks. Many prospective productions relocated from New Orleans to places like Shreveport and out of state. A year later and at the close of a much calmer hurricane season, the film indu... Read more

Black Men of Labor Parade 2006

Fri, 09/22/06
Authored by Matt Sakakeeny
The Black Men of Labor organize a second line parade each Labor Day weekend to honor the city's workers, including the many brass band musicians who work to make New Orleans' culture distinct. Black Men of Labor formed in 1993 after the death of jazz musician Danny Barker... Read more

The Yes Men Turn their Brand of Activism on New Orleans Public Housing Issues

Wed, 09/20/06
Political pranksters the Yes Men perpetrate a special brand of political activism and social commentary; they impersonate representatives of corporate or government groups and literally put words in their mouths. At the recent Gulf Coast rebuilding and Hurricane Preparedne... Read more

White Buffalo Day Celebrations Take Place on the Anniversary of Katrina

Tue, 09/12/06
Authored by George Ingmire
This year, the spiritual celebration of White Buffalo Day fell on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. WWOZ DJ and Street Talk reporter George Ingmire reports on how that coincidence gave a special gravity to the performances and rituals enacted by Mardi Gras Indi... Read more

Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and Roots Music Gathering

Thu, 09/07/06
Authored by Christian Roselund
Street Talk sent Christian Roselund to check out the 14th Annual Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and Roots Music Gathering, August 24 - 27, 2006, at the Contemporary Arts Center. But "cutting edge" in New Orleans often means new ways of interpreting our venerable t... Read more

Local Musicians Jump Through Hoops to Keep New Orleans Gigs

Mon, 08/21/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Sousaphone player Jeffrey Hills is a family man with a wife and three kids. Before the storm, they lived in public housing and Jeffrey was known for playing with the big time Olympia Brass Band. Since Katrina, the Hills have lived in three states, unable to find a way to ... Read more

Arabi Wrecking Krewe: New Orleans Musicians Bring Down The House

Tue, 08/08/06
Trombonist Craig Klein talks about his new group — the Arabi Wrecking Krewe. They're a volunteer team dedicated to helping musicians gut their homes and get back to New Orleans. And they're getting a lot of support from outside the city. Click here to read Alison Fensters... Read more

Habitat for Humanity's Musicians' Village Project Update

Sun, 07/30/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
As one of our first Street Talk stories, we covered a new initiative by the international affordable-housing charity Habitat for Humanity. The New Orleans Musicians' Village was to be a grouping of Habitat homes in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward, centered around a $2.5 milli... Read more

Trial and Error: Tipitina's Foundation Executive Director Bill Taylor Discusses the Foundation's Role in the Music Community

Wed, 07/19/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
After Hurricane Katrina, the Tipitina's Foundation sought to expand its mission to address the needs of New Orleans musicians with a variety of new programs. From hosting open meetings for the New Orleans music community to discuss the challenges the faced to opening the... Read more

IAHV Offers New Approaches to Healing in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Fri, 07/14/06
This week on Street Talk, we invited Zaccai Free to tell us about the work of the International Association for Human Values, or IAHV, and their work in the Crescent City post-Katrina. IAHV certified teachers have been offering sessions in relaxation and breathing techniq... Read more

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