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LG LANDRIEU & LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSICIAN WYNTON MARSALIS TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS ON STRATEGY FOR LA REBUILD -- 010/17/2005
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October 17, 2005
LG LANDRIEU & LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSICIAN WYNTON MARSALIS TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS ON STRATEGY FOR LA REBUILD
To Advocate Louisiana Culture as an Engine for Economic & Social Rebirth
WHAT: Louisiana Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and Wynton Marsalis - New Orleans native son and jazz legend - are set to testify before Congress on the importance of including historical and cultural perspectives in the decision-making process of the rebuild of Louisiana.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
WHERE: Rayburn Building, Room 2167
WHY: Landrieu and Marsalis will testify at this hearing open to all Members of the Transportation and I nfrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over FEMA, individual and public disaster assistance programs, and all the major infrastructure projects (including flood control) necessary for the reconstruction of the New Orleans and Lake Charles regions. The purpose of the hearing is to initiate a national discussion about the larger vision and strategy for rebuilding south Louisiana. What do we want to be 30 years from now, and just as importantly what do we want to avoid? This goal is necessary to guide current and future policy decisions about the recovery and reconstruction of Louisiana.
Wynton Marsalis serves as co-chair of Lt. Governor Landrieu's national advisory board, which will guide plans to rebuild Louisiana's tourism and cultural economies. Marsalis is the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.