Friday, January 28, 2011

Making it happen

I just discovered the Nine Lives Blog and I'd like to share it with you.

The blog covers the birth of a new musical based on New Orleans lover Dan Baum, a former
journalist for The New Yorker magazine.

I enjoyed perusing the notes from the production period and seeing pictures of the musical artists who contribute to this project.

"The premise of the musical is this: Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans tells the story of New Orleans through the stories of nine people over 40 years, bracketed by two hurricanes — from 1965′s Betsy to 2005′s Katrina.

The musical is based on the book with the same name, on sale here.(which I just purchased)

If the name Dan Baum seems familiar to some New Orleanians, it's probably due to the fact that you've read his blog detailing the aftermath of Katrina. The blog entries , can be found here. The reader can also find insight into 8 of the nine lives covered in this story.

The CD preview party for Nine Lives musical is this Saturday, January 29th. See the flyer below.

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