Monday, October 15, 2007

10/20/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (10/17/07)
  • The Conscience of a Liberal: New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Social Security, the Mortgage Crisis and Alan Greenspan

Listen | The Big Easy Roller Girls Second Season Rolls Around
The world of Roller Derby has changed a lot since the days when Raquel Welch starred in 1972 as the scrappy but seductive Kansas City Bomber. It's no longer a staged version of the World Wrestling Federation for actresses on wheels, but is a serious sport comprised of over a hundred North American leagues owned by the skaters themselves. During their inaugural season in 2006, the Big Easy Roller Girls provided one of the best ways for New Orleanians to take their minds off of ripping out moldy sheetrock, fighting insurance companies, and attending endless planning meetings. Instead, fans were entertained by aggressive skaters in costume, live bands, Ruthie the Duck Lady tossing throws to the audience, and Carnival floats lit up at Mardi Gras world. Now, they're back for their second season, and have added two new teams to the lineup. Recently, at Skate Country in Terrytown -- on the other side of the Mississippi from New Orleans -- three skaters took a break from practice to talk about the new season. Their skate names are Jet Lisa, Lush Fatale -- and Sophie Nuke'Em, a bombshell whose alma mater, Newcomb College, anointed her with the honor of being last year's Queen of the Mystick Krewe of Newcombus Festivity.


Meet the Girls

Kansas City Bomber (1972) -- movie trailer

The New Orleans Opera Association
Charles Gounod's Faust
McAlister Auditorium
Saturday, October 20, 2007 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Music of the Spheres
October 25, 2007 - 7:30pm
October 27, 2007 - 8:00pm

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Dankner: Symphony No. 8 “Music of the Spheres” (World Premiere)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

The New Orleans Ballet Association
OCTOBER 26 & 27, 8 P.M.
Dixon Hall, Tulane University

Music Played:
Red Stick Ramblers, "Katrina," Made in the Shade, Sugar Hill Records, 2007.

The Best Love in Town, "NOLA"

Jim Croce, "Roller Derby Queen"

Roger Miller, "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd"


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