...and this is the sound of a city's heart breaking
The last week was rough for everyone here. The
murder of a much-loved local filmmaker Helen Hill, has cast a pall over the entire city, especially the arts community. Everywhere you go, if people aren't talking about it, it's because they're actively attempting not to. The whole city is on edge.
Presumably Hill and her husband Paul Gailiunas would have thrived anywhere, but they chose to be here in New Orleans, one of the few places in America where a young couple could live as artfully as they did - not just as artists, but as parents, musicians and activists -- with one of them keeping a medical career going on the sideall the while (Paul is a physician). It seemed like they had found the perfect place where those roles were effortlessly integrated, but now this, along with last week's brutal slaying of Dinerral Shavers, has left even the most diehard Rebuild New Orleans bohemians feeling divided about this broken city.
AJ BlogsAJBlogCentral | rss
Terry Teachout on the arts in New York City
Andrew Taylor on the business of arts & culture
rock culture approximately
Rebuilding Gulf Culture after Katrina
Richard Kessler on arts education
Douglas McLennan's blog
Art from the American Outback
For immediate release: the arts are marketable
No genre is the new genre
John Rockwell on the arts
Jan Herman - arts, media & culture with 'tude
Apollinaire Scherr talks about dance
Tobi Tobias on dance et al...
Howard Mandel's freelance Urban Improvisation
Focus on New Orleans. Jazz and Other Sounds
Doug Ramsey on Jazz and other matters...
Jeff Weinstein's Cultural Mixology
Martha Bayles on Film...
Greg Sandow performs a book-in-progress
Exploring Orchestras w/ Henry Fogel
Harvey Sachs on music, and various digressions
Kyle Gann on music after the fact
Greg Sandow on the future of Classical Music
Norman Lebrecht on Shifting Sound Worlds
Jerome Weeks on Books
Scott McLemee on books, ideas & trash-culture ephemera
Wendy Rosenfield: covering drama, onstage and off
Chloe Veltman on how culture will save the world
Elizabeth Zimmer on time-based art forms
Public Art, Public Space
John Perreault's art diary
Lee Rosenbaum's Cultural Commentary
Tyler Green's modern & contemporary art blog