Subject:

Hurricane Katrina

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Playbill: Three Shows to See in Denver This Weekend

    Going to a play in the summer isn't that different from hitting a blockbuster film or burying your nose in a fat, classic novel: Big themes -- Hurricane Katrina, the silent-film milieu of the early twentieth century and the rise of AIDS -- power our current theater picks. Keep reading for three show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The Great Flood director Bill Morrison on collaborating with Bill Frisell

    New York-based filmmaker Bill Morrison had already made two short films using Bill Frisell's pre-recorded music, but Morrison wanted to work with the well-known jazz guitarist on a longer project. That effort would become The Great Flood, a documentary that they started collaborating on a few years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Phish story: So what happens to all that seized bootleg merchandise?

    Wondering what becomes of all the bootleg merchandise that is seized? The clothing items sometimes find their way into the hands of less fortunate individuals through various charity organizations. Such was the case in 2005, when Cousins Entertainment, through its attorneys at the time, the Denver-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Michael Brown, ex-FEMA director, thinks feds dealt with Hurricane Irene better than media

    Michael Brown & pal.​As the man in charge of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the 2005 period when Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Michael Brown knows a thing or two about hurricanes, and the media's coverage of them. So what kind of grades does the current KOA talk-show h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Trombone Shorty on Backatown, growing up in New Orleans and touring with Lenny Kravitz

    ​ A year before Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) scored a number jazz album with his major label debut, he was already sparring with lions. Just check out the eight-minute YouTube clip of the young Shorty trading trumpet licks with Wynton Marsalis at the House of the Blues in New Orleans.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Accused of mistreating Katrina victims

    ​Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Michael Brown: Ex-FEMA boss on return to New Orleans for 5th anniversary of Katrina

    Bush & Brownie.​On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina began wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast that's still reverberating today -- and many members of the public continue to see Michael Brown, head of FEMA at the time, as one of the story's chief villains. Still, Brown, a KOA talk-show host who ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Wire's David Simon has a new HBO series that uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact

    ​Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, undercoverblackman.blogspot.com. His Times-Picayune obit is here. By Larry Blumenfeld ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    One year ago today at the DNC: The New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya at the Fillmore Auditorium

    Allen Toussaint.​This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Q&A with Mack Maine, president of Young Money Entertainment

    ​Mack Maine, is always moving. When I first meet him standing amid the ruins of the Young Money stage set he will not be still; he's too busy and that's a good thing -- too busy crafting clever rhymes, to "build his brand." Maine's Doofus cum Cyrano de Bergerac verse at the end of this summer's st ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 24 edition

    In case you were curious, these things are incredible.... Open wide. Today in Cafe Society: • Newest Smashburger one burger short of a Colorado dozen. • A la cart in Cherry Creek. • Birthday beat: Luca D'Italia and Jonesy's EatBar both have reasons to jubilate. • Vesta Dipping Grill revs u ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Storm Chaser

    The Museum of Nature & Science handles natural disasters.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: FEMA trouble

    Among the residents who evacuated in the face of a fast-moving fire in Boulder this week was Michael Brown, current consultant and talk-show host, and former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a man who will be forever linked with this remark by President George W. Bush over his h ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Alter Ego

    Tony Clifton stops by the Walnut Room.

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    The Rescuers

    Best Friends founder Michael Mountain signs his new book.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Gustav lets loose a flood of Katrina memories...and Michael Brown

    Michael Brown. After he was booted from FEMA in the wake of Katrina, Michael Brown returned to Boulder, where he set up an emergency consulting business (and talked with me for this column on the one year anniversary of his "heckuva job.") But yesterday he headed back to the East Coast -- into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Bionik Brown Killed in Car Crash

    If you were listening to the radio yesterday morning, you know that the rush hour commute was an especially deadly one. "4 motorists killed in crashes on area roads," reads the headline in today's Rocky Mountain News. The brief goes on to list Nathan Woods as being among the fatalities, noting that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Henry Butler and More

    Henry Butler PiaNOLA Live (Basin Street) As noted in a 2006 Westword profile, Henry Butler once owned a house in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood – but Hurricane Katrina destroyed the structure and pretty much everything else in it. Somehow, though, a number of live recordings he made over th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Spiked

    Spike Lee talks about doing the right thing.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Q&A With Porter Batiste Stoltz's George Porter

    George Porter is the bassist for Porter Batiste Stoltz, a three-piece whose mammoth grooves have made the players favorites among jam-band aficionados – but he's also a whole lot more. As a founding member of the Meters, a classic New Orleans combo, he helped establish a Big Easy sound that’s de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    You're Getting Warmer

    The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its 10th anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate? I remember so well the final morning hours of the Kyoto conference. The negotiations had gone on long past their scheduled evening close, and the convention-center management w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples On The Main Line

    In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples Speaks Out

    The civil-rights era is far from over for this songstress.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Otis Taylor

    Definition of a Circle
    Telarc Records

  • Home Entertainment

    January 18, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007

    Weird and Wonderful

    A look back at the year's flick picks.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006
  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 7, 2006

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    The Eye of the Storm

    From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Myth America

    Hurricane Katrina evacuees have enough woes without battling stereotypes.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    All Wet

    Hurricane season is about to hit, but Washington, D.C., is still flooded with backwash from Hurricane Katrina. Last week, the Center for Public Integrity released 928 pages of e-mail messages to and from former FEMA head (and current Coloradan) Michael Brown. The e-mails, which the center received s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2006
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Dr. John

    Thursday, February 16, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Critical Fatwa

    Michael Stipe

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    The Radiators

    Thursday, December 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Brownie to the Rescue

    You look marvelous!

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Grabbing Katrina's Tail

    Katrina and the Waves experience an unexpected surge in popularity.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Out and About

    Fresh at Lotus

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    We're Not Worthy

    Charity began at home. This home.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Locals make music to hip-hop over Katrina.

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Real News

    Substance makes a temporary return to the airwaves.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Club Scout

    Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Dave Matthews Band

    Friday-Monday, September 9-12, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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