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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS: WHAT CAN’T BE LOST Book Launch: August 22

New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost 88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City
Lee Barclay, Editor

Photographs by Christopher Porché West

Book Synopsis

The eighty-eight stories and traditions in New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost are the piano keys in a love song to the city. Alongside Christopher Porché West's alluring black-and-white photographs, New Orleans' culture bearers pay tribute to the city they call home. From Storyville to the Super Bowl, from cover to cover are found Pulitzer Prize-winning writers--four of them gathered on these pages; Creole chefs; float and costume designers; a break-acrobat flipping forward over tourists lying on the pavement like matchsticks across from Jackson Square; Black Mardi Gras Indians; parade captains; musicians; protectors of the city's historic landmarks; writers of its poems and articles and novels and plays; and those who pass down traditions in the performance of New Orleans culture.

Here is a link to the index of contributors:

Dave's Essay is entitled:
Here Lies a Great Leviathaness by Dave Brinks, p57

BOOK LAUNCH at d.b.a.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Music by the Free Agents Brass Band
Food by Lil Dizzy’s Café
618 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Also on Thursday, August 26th:

Book signing at 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center's THE BIG TOP
Thursday, August 26, 2010
8:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m.
Music by Monk Boudreaux
Performances by the Pussyfooters
1638 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
For a full list of readings:
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