Sunday, August 03, 2008

A Trio of Musical Articles

Today's paper had three convergent articles about music and New Orleans, testifying to the ability of music to bring people together, forge community, and bring a sense of joy to our lives.

First, here is a lyrical tribute to the ubiquity of music in New Orleans, as documented by Chris Rose as only this master of pen and heart can present it.

Next, here is a story about a former cop who took up the violin in middle age, and now serenades the city.

And finally, here, a musical former Marine saves the life of a suicidal comrade at a chance meeting with the power of a trumpet and human contact.

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