Friday, November 23, 2007

11/24/2007 Community Gumbo

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New Orleans businesses are struggling more than ever this year as rising costs of hurricane recovery fuels inflation. Dana Eness is the Executive Director of the Urban Conservancy.


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John Pope, "Trees felled by Katrina weighed as factor in global warming," The Times-Picayune, 11/24/07.
Decomposing trees felled by Hurricane Katrina are offsetting a year's worth of carbon dioxide which is normally absorbed by trees across the United States, according to Jeffrey Chambers, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, who contributed to a report published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.

Leslie Williams, "New Orleans jazz loses one of its early pioneers," The Times-Picayune, 11/21/07.
New Orleans' oldest traditional jazz musician, 100-year-old Ernest "Doc" Paulin, passed away on Tuesday.

An icon of brass band culture in New Orleans since the 1920's, trumpet player Doc Paulin played for social aid and pleasure clubs, church parades, jazz funerals, and customarily performed at the Corner Club on Mardi Gras. He also trained and inspired a number of other musicians who have themselves become legendary.

Music was a family tradition for Doc Paulin -- his father played accordion, his uncle the trombone, and six of his children performed with him in his band.

"He understood life; he knew how to make a way of no way," Paulin's son said.

Music Played:
Doc Paulin', "Just a While to Stay Here," Doc Paulin's Marching Band.

Doc Paulin', "We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - Dirge," Doc Paulin's Marching Band.

Doc Paulin', "We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - March," Doc Paulin's Marching Band.


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