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21 June 2007 @ 07:53 am
Support Rebuilding the Musical Culture of New Orleans  
Studio 60 fans have always been about the big idea. 

Here's what we've done as a community to date:

Together, we've raised $2500.00 for a classy thank you ad that will appear in the June 28th Hollywood Reporter (ad to be online as soon as its approved by WB).  The ad will make it clear our much we've valued the cast & crew of the series and its efforts to explore the underbelly of popular culture.  Think about it.  In less than a week, fans from all over the world raised the funds needed.  More than 110 fans stepped up to make this happen!

In addition to raising awareness of a great show cut off before its prime, the ad also encourages support of THE TIPITINA'S FOUNDATION.  Their mission is to rebuild the musical culture of New Orleans, still devastated by Katrina and ignored by those unaware of the value and importance New Orleans musicians have to culture and society.   If you would like to donate to Tipitina's, they have created a donor page for Studio 60 fans at http://www.tipitinasfoundation.org/studio60.  Please join us in helping these folks do everything they can to revive art for art's sake.


New Orleans Musicians featured on NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

On December 4th 2006 the highly-acclaimed new television program "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" aired its Christmas episode, which featured a group of New Orleans musicians organized by the Tipitina's Foundation. On November 9th & 10th, 2006 foundation Executive Director Bill Taylor traveled with this all-star ensemble to the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA, where they performed an original arrangement of "Oh Holy Night" for the show. Rising star Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (pictured) was featured in a speaking role in a scene with show star Bradley Whitford. For more information on the show, which airs its season finale on June 28th, visit the Studio 60 website.

>> Click here to make a donation to the Tipitina's Foundation.

>> A free video clip and a free MP3 download of the "Oh Holy Night" segment are available from the Studio 60 website

>> View photos from the set.

>> Read more about the show on Entertainment Weekly.

>> Read New Orleans Times-Picayune coverage of the show.



Over the days and weeks to come, we hope to move the conversation toward a focus on the necessity of art and its immeasurable value beyond the dollar or pound or Euro.  Here's one great example of how Tipitina's is doing that:

Tipitina's Foundation rebuilding Fats Domino's House

The Tipitina's foundation is proudly rebuilding the home of Fats Domino. Watch a slideshow of the ongoing progress here.

>> Click here for recent MSNBC coverage of the rebuilding and Fats' return to New Orleans.

 
 
 
Fenny: Josh pointinghooloovoo_42 on June 21st, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Just to add to that, there were donations from 138 individuals. 98 from people in the US and 40 from around the world. I don't know how many places S60 has aired, but that's pretty good going.
(Anonymous) on June 22nd, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Thanks for those that put forth this effort to thank S60 cast and crew and to further awareness Tipitina. I personally really appreciate being able to thank these guys for a great season. I will always cherish the mp3 of O Holy Night from an amazing episode of Studio 60.
Eevett on June 22nd, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
love this show
italkfast on June 22nd, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Anyone else note the exquisite irony of the link to MSNBC coverage of this foundation's work?
(Anonymous) on June 23rd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hasn't the ad deadline passed now, can't it be posted for people to see?

Sallyallie83 on June 24th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
This is SO great guys! Thanks again!