Bonnet Carre’ Spillway dedication

On Dec. 13, 1935, the ceremony to dedicate the Bonnet Carré Spillway was held at the southeast approach to the causeway. It was the eve of the 1935 National Rivers and Harbors Congress which opened in New Orleans the day following the dedication. Called “...a half-million-dollar insurance policy for New Orleans and the lower Mississippi valley...” the spillway structure was built in two-and-a-half years, from 1929-1931. The spillway is located on the Mississippi River, upstream from New Orleans near an area where a crevasse, or break in the levee, had formed numerous times. When the Mississippi River floodwaters threaten … Continue reading →

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Louisiana Kids Marathon

Posted on November 05, 2014 by Molly Manson

WHO: Everyone!

WHAT: The Advocate invites all students, ages 3-12, to participate in The Louisiana Kids Marathon (1.2 mile) or all students, any age, to participate in the Louisiana 5K.

WHY: To have fun and have a chance to win one of two $500 awards which will be given to the school with the most kids participating and the school with the greatest percentage of students participating. Second-placed schools will receive $250.

WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

HOW: Sign up online or print out the attached registration form and mail in with your entry fee.

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Read the fine print

Posted on November 05, 2014 by Molly Manson

Jelly Roll Morton was bilked out of close to a million dollars by unscrupulous men in the music industry. He is not alone in that. The Beatles did not retain copyright to their early music, nor did many other musicians.

The possible reasons for this are many. Musicians often don't read or understand the content of the contracts they sign, or they trust people who turn out to be untrustworthy, or they place value on making music rather than on being compensated for their work. Whatever the reason, many musicians and other people who have created intellectual property find themselves … Continue reading →


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