New Orleans: We Will Swing Again

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As thousands return to the cradle of modern music, now seems a good time to celebrate and re-engage with everything going on in and around New Orleans. Below are three alphabetical lists of links to help aid evacuees, keep up with news, and preserve the vitality of New Orleans music. Click the photo for a schedule of MN benefits at complicatedfun.com/katrina, complete with details on next week's Minneapolis gig by the Stooges, a hip-hop-influenced New Orleans brass band (they play Thursday at Lili's Burlesque).


Keep up
Antigravity: Your New Orleans Alternative blog, Josh Britton blog, Jeff Chang blog, City of New Orleans official site, City Pages Blotter, City Pages Culture to Go, CNN, Crooks and Liars video, Democracy Now! radio, Dallas-Fort Worth Hip Hop message board, Davey D Katrina hip-hop radio and more, Fox, Hiphopmusic.com blog, Houston Chronicle, ILE thread on political aftermath, Interdictor blog, Interdictor message board, Left Turn blog, Minneapolis Police Hurricane Katrina Strike Force photo blog, MSNBC, New Orleans Times-Picayune/NOLA.com, New Orleans Times-Picayune photos, New York Times, NPR, Talking Points Memo blog, Truth Laid Bear Katrina blogs, VatulBlog, Wall Street Journal, WDSU, WWL-TV

Help New Orleans musicians
Kid Merv Campbell, "Head Count" thread at ReBirth message board, Home of the Groove audioblog, Houston Press music coverage, Krewe de Walleye page (scroll down), Louisiana Music Factory, compare the New Orleans flood map and the New Orleans Jazz neighborhood history map, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Musicians Clinic, New Orleans Musician List (who's accounted for), Offbeat New Orleans music, Offbeat: "What happens now?" message board, Preservation Hall New Orleans Musicians relief fund, Peaches Records and Tapes, ReBirth Brass Band, ReBirth Brass Band message board, Tipitina's, Tipitina's artist evacuees by state (complete with what they need for work, instruments, housing), WWOZ New Orleans radio, Katrina hip-hop songs (complete links)

Help New Orleans
AAN Gambit/Katrina message board, ACORN Katrina housing donations, Big Ol' Box of New Orleans charity box set, Mission From Minnesota, React Now Music + Relief album, "Renew Orleans" T-shirts, Rounder Records benefit CD of New Orleans music for Musicares.com, Salvation Army, Worldvision.org

Read around
Mantra for New Orleans: 'We Will Swing Again' (NYT Sept. 26), The Lost City: A journey into the nightmare of New Orleans, and the story of America's musical paradise (Rolling Stone), Katrina a 'Fire Bell' in the Night for the environment (NYT, Sept. 27), Allen Toussaint back in NOLA (NYT, Sept. 20), Hurricane reveals media caste system (Village Voice, Sept. 20), Red Cross Criticized (NYT, Sept. 20), Why Levee Breaches in New Orleans Were Late-Breaking News (WSJ, Sept. 12), George ("Triumph of the") Will, "A Poverty of Thought"

Read previous posts on New Orleans, all linked here
New Orleans survivor stories


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