Date: Dec. 14, 2005

When hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit New Orleans, they devastated more than the city’s buildings and people, they also laid waste to many of the region’s performing arts centers and institutions. Among them was the up-and-coming New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), which was forced to cut short its first-ever national tour because the funding it secured from the city disappeared.
But thanks to a creative arrangement, as well as an infusion of cash from...


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