Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans music across the U.S.

An upside to Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flood was the infusion of New Orleans culture throughout our country.  With the city almost completely evacuated, its people, music, cooking, way of talk and style scattered across the U.S. like seeds … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina 10-year anniversary is a time to reflect

The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina affords us the opportunity to remember and reflect on how devastating nature can be when compounded by human failure. As often happens, the poor, elderly and vulnerable populations suffered disproportionately because of their inability to get … Continue reading

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Dew Drop Founder’s Grandson Keeps Hope Alive

Kenneth Jackson wasn’t quite old enough when it mattered, and I could tell how much he wish he had been. (Second of two installments. Here’s the first one.) During the mid-20th Century, the Dew Drop Inn rocked New Orleans, making musical … Continue reading

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Dew Drop Inn played key role in New Orleans R&B era

Perhaps its a stretch to compare the Dew Drop Inn to Congo Square. But I see similarities between the two. Just as Congo Square served as a gathering place for African American commerce and cultural exchange in the mid-19th Century, … Continue reading

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