New Orleans Musicians Get Funky For Bernie Sanders

first_imgLoad remaining images Saturday, February 27th was unofficially Bernie Sanders Day in the city of New Orleans. The city held not one but two musical fundraisers in support of Senator Sanders’ presidential run, as well as the NOLA March for Bernie. The march ended at 30/90 on Frenchmen Street, where New Orleans Musicians for Bernie Sanders, a group including Brian Stoltz (The Funky Meters), Russell Batiste, Billy Iuso, Claude Bryant, Smokey Brown, Marc Stone, Joe Krown (Joe Krown Trio), Janna Slasaw, Laurie Lehner, Josh Paxton and more. The show was cover-free but donations were encouraged.The Maple Leaf Bar hosted Bern Fest, which brought Bernie supporters and music lovers to the beloved bar for one of their famous crawfish boils and an amazing lineup of musical acts including Sam Price Duo, Eric Benny Bloom & Gemini, Smoke ‘n Bones, and Pirate’s Choice. With bellies full of crawdads, New Orleanians supported Sanders by getting funky, of course.Musicians included Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Sonic Bloom), Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe, Pirate’s Choice), Billy Franklin (Smoke N Bones, OTRA), Khris Royal (Khris Royal & Dark Matter), Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band, OTRA), Raja Kassis (Antibalas, Pirate’s Choice), Terrence Houston (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Toubab Krewe), Max Moran (Donald Harrison Jr., Neospectric), Sam Dickey (Benyoro, Pirate’s Choice), Cliff Hines (Mike Dillon Band), Kyle Roussell, Thomas Glass, Doug Dietrich, Kyle Sharamitaro, Kyle Cripps, Amy Trail & more. Profits from the event went to the Bernie Sanders campaign.Check out the full gallery from Bern Fest below:last_img read more

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King collectibles set for auction

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“To be candid,” Redden said, “the passing of Mrs. King did require that the estate put their affairs in order.” The papers span from 1946 to 1968, the most important years of King’s life. They include 7,000 handwritten items, including his early Alabama sermons and a draft of the speech, “I Have a Dream,” which he delivered Aug. 28, 1963, at the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. King’s personal library of approximately 1,000 volumes is also part of the compendium as well as 800 index cards from his days as a graduate student. On the cards, he wrote facts, aphorisms and biblical quotes. The entire collection will be on public view June 21-29 in anticipation of the sale on June 30. Historians believe it is one of the greatest American archives of the 20th century in private hands and reveals a fuller portrait of King, the Nobel Prize winner who led the Civil Rights movement, helped dismantle segregation and was gunned down in 1968. NEW YORK – For years, Sotheby’s auction house has tried to sell the papers, manuscripts and personal library of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But previous negotiations with various institutions came to naught, including a private sale in 2003 that was called off. Now, on June 30, Sotheby’s will auction the King collection, hoping that an institution will step forward and pay $15 million to $30 million for the lot of more than 10,000 items. “It does set a challenge for American institutions to decide whether or not they want to save and preserve the King legacy for posterity,” said David Redden, Sotheby’s vice chairman. The money will go to the financially strapped King estate. Redden said the death of Coretta Scott King earlier this year helped speed up the decision to hold an auction. last_img read more

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