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The New Orleans Network

To all the people with heritage from Louisiana with that deep culture, the birthplace of Gumbo and Jazz roots, to keep our roots alive by sharing views, recipes, and family issues that have affected people from the south.

Website: http://thesouthcentralradioshow.homestead.com/index.html
Location: NewOrleans/ Compton
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2012

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Comment by Joyce Spencer on July 16, 2010 at 12:21pm
Hey thanks for the invite. I'm honored to be a part of this group...being from Louisiana & loving jazz, etc. Wow we can blog all day about concerns of the south. I still love my gumbo & crawfish boils LOL!! I love my jazz & my blues, too. My grandfather was a zydeco musician. We know how to have fun!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to play in New Orleans some day.
Comment by George McClements on December 17, 2009 at 3:35pm
Artist Returns to New Orleans
I was living in the Bywater area of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. After Katrina I headed to Los Angeles to check out their art scene and to be close to my son, daughter-in-law and grandsons. Though I had success with my art in the Southern California, I missed the music, people and atmosphere of New Orleans and decided to make the move back to my adopted city.
My art has been inspired by the great American art forms of Jazz and Blues music. Through my abstract expressionist style of painting I have attempted to get the feeling and movement of jazz and blues unto the canvas.
Everyone Hears Music Differently The way we perceive it is shaped by our tastes, emotions, situations, and personalities. I have attempted to have music take on physical colors as it travels through air. My canvas is the manuscript which notes are painted.
My ideal vision is to create a world in color as Thelonious Monk created in sound.
With anticipation of moving back to New Orleans I started a series of paintings to honor some of the cities great musicians including Nicolas Payton, Fats Domino, Ima Thomas, Henry Butler, Professor Longhair, Dr. John as well as activities unique to New Orleans such as the Second Line, Rampart Street and Mardi Gras.
I was fortunate to get a studio at the Bywater Art Lofts where I am in the process of setting up and getting ready to continue my New Orleans series.
I can be contacted at

composingwithcolor@yahoo.com All my work can be seen at http://www.artstorm.org
George McClements
3725 Dauphine Street #135
New Orleans, LA 70117

“Sonic Trance” (homage to Nicholas Payton) 60” x 48” – 2009 acrylic on canvas
Comment by Brandino on November 19, 2009 at 2:35am
 

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

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