New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu made the announcement at the annual Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He says the city must streamline, and that includes reopening contracts signed by the previous administration.
New Orleans, La. – Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost Williams and Gail Etienne Stripling walked up the 18 steps to the school front doors of McDonogh Number 19 in the Lower Ninth Ward, as they did 50 years ago in the forefront of desegregating New Orleans public schools. Again, their walk drew a crowd. But now Tate noted the people were cheering, not jeering at their presence.
Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 2:17 pm
On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.
New Orleans, La. – Netanyahu's remarks to the Jewish Federations of North America were disrupted five times. The organized hecklers denounced Israel's proposed new loyalty oath and occupation policies that they say "delegitimizes" Israel.
"You know I'm going to talk about....I'm going to talk about delegitimizing Israel but they really have the wrong address."