Over the past few weeks, we've been reminded about the one-year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, about its aftermath and how the Gulf Coast — and New Orleans in particular — struggles to rebuild. While there is currently no consensus on how to reconstruct the city, there seems to be little question as to New Orleans' value in shaping American culture — more specifically via the impact of its music, which is routinely mentioned as the city's most... More >>>