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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

Central City's Neighborhood Gallery Left Homeless

Fri, 06/30/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
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... Read more

Jay Chevalier's "Come Back To Louisiana" Named Official Recovery Song for Louisiana

Thu, 06/29/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
Recently, the Louisiana State senate passed a bill making colorful rocker Jay Chevalier's song "Come Back to Louisiana" the state's official hurricane recovery song. Chevalier, who has been playing traditional country and rockabilly in Louisiana since the 1940's, has long... Read more

Fair Housing Suit Filed on Behalf of St. Bernard Residents

Thu, 06/29/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
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. ... Read more

Tulane Music Library Works Toward Restoration

Sat, 06/24/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
When floodwaters inundated the basement of Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the extensive collection of audio and video recordings — many rare or irreplaceable — were entirely lost. Music librarian Lenny Bertrand joins Alison on Street Talk to discuss th... Read more

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