[JPL] Re: Gustav & New Orleans
drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu Aug 28 13:40:57 EDT 2008
Dwayne was SUPPOSED to be in Detroit, having won our "Best Of" contest,
but never got here in 2005.
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> WWOZ GM, David Freedman is still in Denver and has canceled not only their
> remote from Detroit but their appearance in Minneapolis as well. There is a
> very good chance that the Friends of New Orleans post-Katrina fund raiser
> that was such a huge sucess here in Denver will have their sequel canceled
> in Minneapolis as well because Dave is hearing the musicians do not feel
> comfortable leaving the Crescent City during a storm
> Dwayne left Tuesday, he was in Detroit 3 years ago when Katrina hit and when
> he turned on CNN, he saw his grandmother in front of the Superbowl with the
> others and immediately made his way back home, what a shock!
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