New Orleans Magazine - February 2009

Carnival Time!

The song comes at you like a smiling freight train, bravura saxophones and the lyrics a sweet roar by the “Carnival Time” man himself, Al Johnson:The Green Room is smokingAnd the Plaza’s burning downThrow my baby out the windowLet those…

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The beats are “dirty-dirty” New Orleans, with lyrics to match, on Troubled the Water, the debut album from Blackkoldmadina (aka Kim Rivers Roberts). Roberts’ Katrina footage was recently turned into a film, Trouble the Water, which won a grand jury…

Healthbeat

Newsweek reports some ‘Katrina kids’ are amongst the sickest children in the U.S. In Newsweek, Children’s Health Fund president and Columbia University professor Irwin Redlener described children who spent extended periods of time in Baton Rouge FEMA trailer parks as…

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Fleurs for FebruaryIt is no secret that New Orleans is an inspiration for the artistic. Fleur D’Orléans owners Thomas Laird and Jann Fenner have been consistently awed by the art, architecture and heritage of the city. Monthly, the pair introduces…

When Zulu Saved Mardi Gras

During the bad days shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin went to Atlanta where he met with a group of black displaced New Orleanians. The crowd had the concerns that might be expected with their lives uprooted and the…