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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976 WEA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WEA

Summary: Examines how, in the weeks and months following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, New Orleans musicians attempted to re-establish the Big Easy's music scene. Features interviews and performances of Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, and the Iguanas. Discusses the shock, sorrow, and courage the musicians experienced as they struggled to return...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC NEW

Summary: Lt. Terence McDonagh is a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BAD

Bailey, John

Summary: Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8 BAI

Fieseler, Robert W.

Summary: A reconstruction of the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community describes how the Up Stairs Lounge and dozens of innocent patrons were targeted in what became a catalyzing event in the gay liberation movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 FIE

Lane, Charles

Summary: Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where Negroes and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex-Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty Negroes who had occupied a courthouse. Now, journalist Charles Lane transforms this nearly forgotten incident into a historical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.367 LAN

Contents: Gossip (Cyril Neville) (2:35) -- If it's good to you (it's good for you) (Eddie Bo) (2:29) -- Right place, wrong time (Ray J.) (2:55) -- Chicken strut (The Meters) (2:45) -- Tequila (Allen Toussaint) (3:11) -- Hot Tamales (The Prime Mates) (2:37) -- Show it (Betty Harris) (2:55) -- Four corners (Lee Dorsey) (2:51) -- You keep me hangin on (Bonnie and Sheila) (2:42) -- Yeah you're right, you...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Soul Jazz Records 2008

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Summary: New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV PRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD PRI

Bailey, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.8 BAI

Summary: This performance-based music documentary shares intimate discussions with various iconic contemporary New Orleans musicians, highlighting their history and upbringing, while demonstrating how a musical tradition has shaped their identity, community, and learning environment for the youth of the Crescent City. Comprised of four years of interviews, cityscape cinematography, studio performances,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Lindahl, Carl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 391.434 LIN

Burke, James Lee

Summary: Five separate mysteries featuring detective Dave Robicheaux.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2006

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Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Elston, Ashley

Summary: Owen Foster is pulled from his elite New Orleans boarding school when his father's assets are seized and, back in his small town, begins to piece together his father's past despite mounting danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ELS

Contents: Bouncin' the boogie (1:56) (Royal Kings) -- Got a brand new baby (2:16) ; 4 o'clock blues (2:41) (Little Mr. Midnight with Paul Gayten Band) -- Restless heart (2:33) ; Ain't it a shame (2:40) (Lloyd Price) -- Say baby (2:14) ; That night (2:37) (Willie Johnson) -- Eating and sleeping (Earl King) (2:14) -- Heavy sugar (Lloyd Lambert Band) (2:50 -- Think it over (Guitar Slim) (2:28) -- So glad...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Specialty Records 1993

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES CRE

Beausoleil (Musical group)

Contents: Maman rosin boudreaux (4:18) -- Pine Grove blues (8:44) -- Chanson du café (4:40) -- Jongle a moi (2:50) -- Bunk's blues (4:15) -- Cochon de lait (2:57) -- Zydeco gris gris (3:39) -- Cajun groove (Scott Playboy special) (5:37) -- Woman or a man (3:16) -- Chez Seychelles (3:18) -- Hey baby, quoi ça dit? (2:44) -- Macaque sur mon dos (3:19) -- Reel de Dennis McGee (2:39) -- Valse bébé (4:07) --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 2001

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/NORTH AMERICAN BEA

Hill, Sandra.

Summary: On the run from a loan shark and the Dixie Mafia, Louisiana beauty salon owner Charmaine LeDeux discovers that she is still married to her supposedly ex-husband, Raoul Lanier, when she seeks refuge at the ranch that they have inherited together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

Professor Longhair

Contents: Mardi Gras in New Orleans -- Rum & Coca Cola -- I've got my mojo working -- Gone so long -- Whole lotta lovin' -- After hours -- Ball the wall ; aka, 501 boogie -- Medley: Good rockin' tonight/Shake rattle & roll/Sick & tired / Roberta -- Bald head -- Hey little girl -- Stack-o-lee -- Go ahead and cry -- Her mind is gone -- Don't you feel like cryin' -- Introduction by James Booker -- Gone so...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Night Train International 1999

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES PRO

Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2015

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Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Summary: New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Contents: Allons rock and roll / Walker (3:12) -- The catawomp stomp / F. Serrette (2:00) -- Pont de vue (3:25) -- Pine grove blues / N. Abshire (3:45) -- J'ai fait mon idee / S. Bergeron (2:35) -- T'en as eu, t'en auras plus / D. Balfa (2:57) -- Allons aller chez Fred / R. LeBlanc (2:37) -- Chanson de Mardi Gras / traditional (4:28) -- La valse de Kaplan / traditional (3:25) -- Z'haricots gris gris / M....

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 1989

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/NORTH AMERICAN FIL

Contents: Tipitina two step (Bruce Daigrepont) -- Madame bozo (Beausoleil) -- Hathaway one step (Louisiana Playboys) -- Cajun Saturday night (D.L. Menard) -- Mamou hot step (Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys) -- Huppets taiauts 1935 (Jo-El Sonnier) -- Opelousas sostan (Mamou) -- Like a real Cajun = Comme un vrai Cajun (Michael Doucet & Cajun Brew) -- Chameux one-step (Danny Collet) -- Le reel de Nonc...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: EasyDisc 1998

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/NORTH AMERICAN CAJ

Summary: New Orleans developed a unique funk sound. Many slaves were brought from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. Jazz funeral marching bands were solemn brass bands accompanying a coffin and would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. The backline...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Soul Jazz Records 2013

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