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Curator's Note:

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, creativity thrived and helped to heal a community crushed by disaster.  Now, five years later, artistic works across New Orleans grow where structures crumbled and lives were washed away.  


Tour New Orleans with Craft in America and view the sculptures of artist Thomas Mann, who created Storm Cycle, a series documenting the city that was left behind.  Travel with Tavis Smiley to the Musicians' Village, a post-Katrina rebuilding project that will be a home for music-makers.  Watch artist Jana Napoli talk about her work A Wailing Wall, a feature from Louisiana PBS affiliate LPB.

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Tavis Smiley Reports | New Orleans

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World-renowned musician and New Orleans native Branford Marsalis tells Tavis about Musicians' Village. The post-Katrina community rebuilding project is located in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward and is being created by Marsalis and fellow New Orleans native, Harry Connick, Jr., to provide a physical and spiritual home for multiple generations of musicians.

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