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  1. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana CS-102 Jennifer Gilbert
  2. 2. Where it all began… <ul><li>-New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz Music. </li></ul><ul><li>-Without this, cities musical influence on various genres would cease to exist… </li></ul><ul><li>-This soulful city also has a rich history of R&B, funk, pop, blues, rock and roll, and even classical music. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Overview <ul><li>-Musical aspect of New Orleans. </li></ul><ul><li>-Festivals, 311 Day and Celebrations. </li></ul><ul><li>-Food and Culture. </li></ul><ul><li>-Saints Football. </li></ul><ul><li>-Hurricane Katrina </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ What we play is life” –Louis Armstrong <ul><li>A casual evening on Bourbon street consists of… </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz musicians on side streets jammin’ with a smile and a carefree attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Huge Beer” cups that are endless… </li></ul><ul><li>Instantaneous smirks amongst the traveling patrons. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Did I mention Festivals for miles? <ul><li>New Orleans is infamously known for their ‘Mardi Gras’ Festival. It’s a wonderful celebration and began in the early 1700’s. </li></ul><ul><li>311 day, which happens to be where it all started for me, is a phenomenal event that entails a band called 311. They peaked in the mid 90’s and is one of my all time favorites. </li></ul><ul><li>My birthday is March 11, so this event amplified my celebration and takes place every two years. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ‘ 311 Day Celebration ’ <ul><li>March 11 th , 2008 = the beginning of a life changing experience. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 311 Day continued… <ul><li>Exploring around the ‘French Quarter’… </li></ul>
  8. 8. ‘ Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Crawfish, oh my!’ <ul><li>When most people think of New Orleans, the word Cajun usually comes to mind… </li></ul><ul><li>The people, culture and cuisine of New Orleans are ‘Creole’, and have a long distinguished history throughout the city going back to its founding. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Food, Culture and Music… <ul><li>-This city, founded in 1718 on the Banks of the Mississippi by ‘Jean Baptiste’ </li></ul><ul><li>-New Orleans is completely surrounded by water. </li></ul><ul><li>-Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi River, Myriad Bayous, canals and waterways. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Are you a big football fan? <ul><li>- If you enjoy the thrill of a New Orleans Saints game, you will experience the rush of dedicated fans with a full glass in their hand! </li></ul>
  11. 11. ‘ The French Quarter’ - !
  12. 12. ‘ When things hit the fan, we grieve and lend a helping hand’… <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina Brewing </li></ul><ul><li>And the detrimental effects </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina made its second and third landfalls in the Gulf Coast region on August 29, 2005 as a Category 3 hurricane . </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of rescue efforts August 29 and August 30 were made difficult by disruption of the communications infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the major roads traveling into and out of the city were damaged. The only route out of the city was west on the Crescent City Connection as the I-10 Twin Span Bridge traveling east towards Slidell, Louisiana had collapsed. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rebuilding New Orleans… <ul><li>New Orleans is still being rebuilt after 5 years… </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit organizations are tediously rebuilding condemned homes and clearing out neighborhoods that were destroyed. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Report Card
  16. 16. New Orleans residents are still recovering… <ul><li>After the devastation of ‘Hurricane Katrina’, the patrons of this beautiful city knew it would be a long time until things looked normal again. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a ridiculous amount of Homeless people in the community and most of them live in tents under interstate 10. </li></ul><ul><li>People are hoping that the Tourist rate will increase and generate more revenue for the city. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Not so glamorous… <ul><li>Individuals fail to truly see the constant day to day struggles that homeless civilians have to deal with habitually. </li></ul>
  18. 18. One day at a time… <ul><li>It will definitely take a long time to restore the majestic vibe that New Orleans embodies. </li></ul><ul><li>Through hard work and dedication, the community can continue to rebuild this wonderful city. </li></ul><ul><li>My dream is to actively contribute to that goal and begin my post graduate career in New Orleans, Louisiana. </li></ul>
  19. 19. &quot;There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.&quot; ---Douglas Everett Thanks for your time