Tuesday, August 11, 2009

All Times Are Present At Once

Coliseum Theater (1915-2005) Photo by yours truly.

"...the town where you need a different verb tense to describe a past that hasn't ended." Ned Sublette on New Orleans

Me in New Orleans, December 2005. Photo by Lainie Diamond.

That's the Mississippi River behind me. In December 2005, my wife Lainie Diamond was invited by the Louisiana Philharmonic to sing as the Mezzo soloist in a performance of Handel's Messiah. This was the first classical music concert given post-Katrina. For those of you who don't know, I lived in New Orleans for nearly five years before relocating to New York City. And it New Orleans is where Lainie and I met and got married.

August 29, 2009 marks the fourth year anniversary of hurricane Katrina. And New Orleans has been on my mind a lot as of late.

Much more soon including an interview with Ned Sublette author of The Year Before The Flood.

The Bluebird on Magazine Street, Summer 2006. Photo by Chris Becker

Update: An article about the New Orleans Musicians Health Clinic.

Also, you can make a donation as small as $10 to help out the New Orleans Musicians Clinic using paypal. The link to do this is on the NO Musicians Clinic's homepage. They even have a CD you can buy for 10 bucks via iTunes, the sales proceeds go to support the clinic.

New Orleans cemetery near Magazine St. Photo by Chris Becker

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