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John James Audubon: The Birds of America

Audubon, John James : The Birds of America

At the time of it's production in 1982, this program was made to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of naturalist and artist, John James Audubon. Watch »

An Interest in Women The Bellocq Brothers and Catholic New Orleans

Bellocq, E.J. - Video - An Interest in Women The Bellocq Brothers and Catholic New Orleans

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Interview with Big Freedia, NOLA Bounce Diva

Big Freedia - Video - Interview

New Orleans based rapper Big Freedia speaks about bounce music.

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Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Booker, James - Video - 4 minute trailer for Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Bayou Maharajah is a one-hour video documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker. Through interviews with friends and contemporaries, the film traces Booker’s life from child prodigy to his acclaimed work as session pianist, his solo career and infamous personal life to his early death and continuing legacy.

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James Lee Burke discusses his new novel, Jesus Out to Sea

Burke, James Lee- discusses his new novel, Jesus Out to Sea

James Lee Burke discusses the inspiration for his book, Jesus Out to See.

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Debbie Fleming Caffery

Caffery, Debbie Fleming

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Bousillage

Charpentier, Erik -Video- Bousillage

A clip demonstrating the making of a bousillage wall, at Prairie des Femmes, LA, in the spring of 2007. Bousillage is a mixture of clay and grass and/or other fiberous substance. It is the name of one of the components of a style of construction that uses vertical logs enclosed or filled by the aforementioned mixture. This style was commonly used by 18th century French colonial settlers in the Americas. Watch »

Creole Wild West. Mardi Gras Indians

Creole Wild West. Mardi Gras Indians

Video detailing "The History of the Creole Wild West as Told by Themselves." A performance and panel discussion with the Creole Wild West Tribe of the Mardi Gras Indians. Watch »

Degas in New Orleans

Degas (video)

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Maria Tallchief & Royes Fernandez in Les Sylphides

Fernandez, Royes - Video - Maria Tallchief & Royes Fernandez in Les Sylphides

Maria Tallchief & Royes Fern├índez dance "Pas de Deux" from Les Sylphides by Chopin. Watch »

Mississippi River Flood of 1927

Flood of 1927 - Video - Mississippi River Flood of 1927

 This silent film by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi captures the devastation of the 1927 Mississippi River flood. 

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Marion

Jacobs, Marion "Little Walter"

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Dr. Julie Kane on Humor in Poetry

Kane, Julie - Video - Public Lecture

Northwestern State professor and 2011-2013 Poet Laureate of Louisiana Julie Kane spoke at the Vernon Parish Library at the invitation of the NSU-Fort Polk/Leesville campus. This is the full version of her discussion on poetry and its importance to daily life. Watch »

Hurricane Katrina

Katrina, Hurricane

This animation shows Hurricane Katrina as seen by NOAA/GOES-12 infrared band from from August 23 through 30, 2005.

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US Army Air Forces Newsreel

Louisiana Maneuvers - Video - 1941 US Army Air Forces Newsreel

A clip from a 1941 newsreel produced by the US army about the Louisiana Maneuvers.

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Red and Blue Armies Battle in Louisiana, 1941 Newsreel

Louisiana Maneuvers - Video - 1941 US Army Air Forces Newsreel "Red and Blue Armies Battle in Louisiana"

A clip from a 1941 newsreel produced by the US army about the Louisiana Maneuvers.

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Branford Marsalis: On Jazz Fathers And Sons

Marsalis, Branford - Audio - 2002 Interview

Branford Marsalis recalls growing up in one of the great jazz families and speaks about his father, Ellis Marsalis. Watch »

Cosimo Matassa Interview

Matassa, Cosimo - Video - Interview, 2005

A short interview with influential New Orleans R&B/Rock & Roll music producer, Cosimo Matassa. Shot in New Orleans for the 2005 Mayor's Arts Awards presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans. Produced by Robbie Denny. Shot & Edited by Donna Schlaudecker

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Sing Miller & Kid Thomas' band: Sing's Blues

Miller, Sing - Video - Sing Miller & Kid Thomas' band: Sing's Blues

James "Sing" Miller performs with Kid Thomas Valentine's band at Preservation Hall. Drums: Alonzo Stewart; Trombone: Worthia Thomas; Bass: Chester Zardis; Banjo: Emanuel Sayles; Sax: Emmanuel Paul; Clarinet: Willie Humphrey; Trumpet: Kid Thomas Valentine. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, New Orleans, May 17, 1982. Watch »

Morganza Spillway

Morganza Spillway - Video

A short video produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers explaining the function and significance of the Morganza Spillway. Watch »