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Hear Mayor Nagin Speak on Cultural Rebuilding

Sun, 04/30/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions about his plans for the cultural rebuilding of the city — recorded at a Candidates' Forum on April 12, 2006. We talk about music education, second lines, the Mayor's Office for Music and more. Nagin says ... Read more

Seventh Ward Second Line Will Go On

Wed, 04/26/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
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'... Read more

Second Line Fee Increase Puts Strain on Tradition

Thu, 04/06/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
In January 2006, the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force hosted the All Star Second Line Parade. More than 30 clubs took part. Wearing shirts that said "ReNew Orleans," they led thousands of returned and di... Read more

New Orleans Musicians Clinic Gig Initiative Keeps Musicians Working and Well

Thu, 04/06/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
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 fe... Read more

Musician's Resource Center Provides Food, Fun and Support Downtown

Tue, 04/04/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
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. The church became one of the first nonprofit o... Read more

Discussion of Second Line Fee Increase

Sat, 04/01/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Interviewer: Eve Troeh Interviewees: 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 Eve Troeh: Tamara, tell me abo... Read more

Louisiana Music at South by Southwest

Mon, 03/20/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
MARCH 20, Austin, TX — New Orleans used the substantial platform of the South By Southwest music industry conference for the first showing of its new initiatives in promoting Louisiana music and generating tourism, post-Katrina. Scott Aiges, who resigned as head of the ma... Read more

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