Friday, March 02, 2007

3/03/2007 Community Gumbo

audio Democracy Now (3/01/07)
  • The Case of Gary Tyler: Despite Witness Recantations and No Physical Evidence, Louisiana Prisoner Remains Jailed After 32 Years
  • New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert on Al Sharpton's Ancestral Link to Strom Thurmond, Sean Bell, and the Clinton-Obama Race
audio Jazz Funeral for Helen Hill

A conversation with Jacob Hill, Helen's brother.

Photo credit: Kevin Held, WWL TV

Interview with Mo Lappin, Helen Hill friend, and creator of the Mardi Gras float, The Opposite Machine.

Community Announcements

"Dig This!"
A daylong seminar hosted by the New Orleans Food & Farm Network showing participants how to grow fruits and vegetables at home. Basic organic growing techniques will be offered as well as hands-on activities and take home information for home gardening. Speakers include local gardening expert, Dan Gill as well as Permaculture designer, Grant Estrade (ess-trahd).

The event takes place at the Trinity Christian Community Center on March 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are $50 each, scholarships available. Call Anne Baker soon at (504) 864-2009 or visit Spaces are limited!

Big Easy Roller Girls’ Try-Outs
The Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans’ only women’s flat track derby, are holding try-outs Tuesday, March 6th from 7:00 to 8:30PM at Westbank Skate Country, 1100 Terry Parkway, Gretna. You can rent skates, but you will need to have safety equipment: wrist, ankle, knee, helmet & mouthpiece. You must pre-register by emailing

For more information, visit

Music Played
Excerpts from the Jazz Funeral for Helen Hill


Blogger Simon Dorfman said...

I made an 8 minute video of the jazz funeral and put it online here:

If you're interested in a higher quality version, you can download this Quicktime-compatible MPEG4 file:

Just wanted to share.

9:51 AM  

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