Tag: new orleans

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Lil’ Wayne On Top, BP On Bottom

Stories coming from the Gulf of late are a mix of “open for business” optimism and never-ending stains from last year’s spill. And of course, the music never stops. So here’s a quick update on what’s happening in my favorite region of the country.

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Gulf Coast Issue Update: One Year Since the Oil Spill

As NOLA’s legendary annual Jazz Fest approaches, so too does the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Get the latest about recovery efforts here.

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Interview: Galactic’s Jeff Raines On New Orleans Recovery

We caught up with Galactic guitarist Jeff Raines last month, while the band was touring around the release of its latest album, Ya-Ka-May, which features guest appearances by just about every great Crescent City musician. In that spirit, we spoke with him about the current state of New Orleans. Headcount: I’ll start with a very…

‘Treme’ And Tragedy In New Orleans

As a huge fan of both HBO’s The Wire and New Orleans the city, I await this Sunday’s premiere of Treme, Wire creator David Simon’s latest TV epic, with breathless, if not drooling, anticipation. But what a shock to learn that David Mills, a key writer/producer for both series, died suddenly yesterday in New Orleans…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, Gulf Coast Recovery

Interview: Vodou Priestess Sallie Glassman

New Orleans vodou priestess Sallie Glassman has been working tirelessly since Hurricane Katrina to ensure that the city’s unique cultural and religious legacies weren’t washed away. On October 30 her New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project presents the Anba Dlo festival, which will rock the burgeoning St. Claude Avenue Arts District. The fest’s main event…

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Harry Shearer On The Continuing Plight Of New Orleans

Harry Shearer, the voice of multiple Simpsons characters and a member of Spinal Tap, has been a relentless critic of the government’s response to the 2005 disaster in New Orleans. The Economist asked him eight questions recently, but this response to this one seemed to nicely summarize his informed take on the government’s failure to…

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STS9 Releases Remix Album to Help Rebuild in New Orleans

Today Sound Tribe Sector 9 releases Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes. All proceeds will go toward building a house in New Orleans through the Make It Right Foundation. The album features tracks from 30 artists, including Pretty Lights, the Glitch Mob, Count Bass D, Richard Devine, Eskmo, and Alex B., Ronald Jenkees….