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Birthplace of Jazz Helps Miyagi Musicians Play Again
Offbeat  (tags: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, New Orleans, jazz, help, musicians, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, music, children, school orchestra, goodnews )

- 2459 days ago -
KESENNUMA, Miyagi Prefecture - Across the Pacific, the birthplace of jazz reached out to help a local group of school musicians keep their sound alive following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Passive-Aggressive Cakes Spill Onto Gulf Coast
Offbeat  (tags: Gulf Oil Spill, Cake, New Orleans, unusual )

- 2801 days ago -
Some crude feelings about BP's half-baked efforts are starting to wash up in the cake window of New Orleans grocery store Breaux Mart, likely to be followed by a boom in sales.
Toxic Chinese Drywall, America's 'Silent Hurricane'
Offbeat  (tags: drywall, Chinese, New Orleans, toxic, hydrogen sulfide )

- 2844 days ago -
Chinese Drywall Victims Awarded $2.6 Million The judgment comes less than a week after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommended Chinese drywall-tainted homes be gutted.
How New Orleans Got Its Groove Back
Offbeat  (tags: New Orleans, quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, first-ever Super Bowl win, optimism, Hurricane Katrina, Mardi Gras festivities )

- 2861 days ago -
(CNN) -- When talismanic quarterback Drew Brees led New Orleans Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl win last month, a wave of optimism flooded the low-lying coastal city that was decimated a few years ago by Hurricane Katrina. Swarms of ecstatic fans
Saints' Shockey Shirts To Benefit Katrina Charity
Offbeat  (tags: New Orleans, Katrina Charity, t-shirt, benifit, goodnews, sports )

- 2914 days ago -
New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is hoping fans will get behind him -- and a good cause -- as the team heads to its first-ever Super Bowl
Suit Seeks Crack in Federal Immunity Wall
Offbeat  (tags: U.S. government, Federal government, lawyers, hurricane, New Orleans )

- 3486 days ago -
Lawyers for victims of Hurricane Katrina may have found what they need to sue the federal government: The Army Corps of Engineers long knew of the hurricane dangers posed by a 1960s project -- but repeatedly refused to act.

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