New Orleans Sings Along at Christmas Time

[Updated] According to singer Judith Owen, Christmas has two sides—“Bloody awful and wonderful,” and both are represented in Christmas songs. When sung together, they’re shared expressions of community, but “they're all about yearning,” she said in 2012. “They're about missing home. They're about missing people. Songs like 'White Christmas' and 'The Christmas Song' are about yearning. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' is one of the saddest songs I've heard in my entire life."

DumbSmart Industries Showcase Their New Films Tonight at the Broad

Nicholas Pino made his name in New Orleans as half of the hip-hop duo Jealous Monk, but much of his creative energy these days goes into filmmaking. Last year, he and Alejandro de los Rios released the web series British Quarter Hustler and the short film Holy Men. The former posited the notion that is a British Quarter inside the French Quarter, and pitted British caricatures against French caricatures in a Spy vs.

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