james booker http://wwno.org en The Bayou Maharajah prepares for the Big Screen; Jewish Women highlight food deserts http://wwno.org/post/bayou-maharajah-prepares-big-screen-jewish-women-highlight-food-deserts <p>A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from <em>Southern Living</em>; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:02:22 +0000 WWNO Staff 8491 at http://wwno.org Reviving James Booker, The 'Piano Prince Of New Orleans' http://wwno.org/post/reviving-james-booker-piano-prince-new-orleans Every day in New Orleans, Lily Keber rolls out of bed and walks to a flat, minor office building to meet her muse. Keber makes a cup of coffee with chicory, hooks up her computer and waits for what sounds like a dozen spiders to crawl across a piano.<p>Keber is making <a href="http://www.bayoumaharajah.com/" target="_blank"><em>Bayou Maharajah</em></a>, a documentary about the black, gay, one-eyed junkie, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15181298/james-booker">James Booker</a>, the "Piano Prince of New Orleans." Booker, who tutored <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14987602/dr-john">Dr. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:56:00 +0000 editor 8019 at http://wwno.org