Video: Nine Lives LIVE Finale, Rebuild Renew

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New Orleans – On May 4, 2011, Nine Lives –  The Musical Adaptation made its stage debut at Le Petit Theatre for two sold out shows. Penchant Productions, a New Orleans-based event & video production company, was engaged to film the performance. Here is the first released clip from that magical night: Review of Nine Lives LIVE

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Musical adaptation of ‘Nine Lives’ shows off New Orleans characters and sounds Trumpets screamed, tambourines rattled and singers harmonized about pain, joy, grits and greens at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre last night as an all-star cast of local musicians presented a Broadway-style portrait of New Orleans. The musical adaptation of the book “Nine […]

Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) Compilation

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Mystery Street Records, an affiliate of the fan-funded Threadhead Records, is pleased to release the second in a series of compilation CDs that explores the phenomenally eclectic music of New Orleans, present and past. The Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) is much more than beads, booze and Bourbon Street.  It is the place where literary […]

Nine Lives LIVE in Your Community

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After Jazz Fest, Paul Sanchez will be dedicating this summer to helping spread the word and promoting the Nine Lives album.  We are looking for intimate venues, house parties or anyplace where Paul can sing songs, strum his guitar and tell the story of Nine Lives. If you are interested in helping bring Paul to […]

NYC Theater Community Takes Notice of Nine Lives

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The nonfiction book “Nine Lives,” a biography of nine New Orleans residents and their relationship with the fabled city, has inspired a song cycle and forthcoming album. Broadway actor and first-time theatre producer Michael Cerveris is in the early stages of helping to turn it into a theatrical musical… read more __________________________________________________________ Michael Cerveris, Dan […]

The (One Hundred) Nine


One hundred and nine of the most talented artists from the New Orleans’ musical and theatrical communities and beyond graciously lent their amazing talents to this project. We will be forever grateful. Thank you all. Alex McMurray Allen Toussaint Anders Osborne Andre Bohren Angelle Thibodeaux Arséne DeLay Athelgra Neville Axel Rice Barbara Davis Barbara Hawkins […]

Burning Wood Blog Review: Frenchmen Street

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For as long as I’ve been going to New Orleans, Bourbon Street has been something of an eye sore, and sadly, a shadow of the place where jazz resounded from every door front. Spending as much time as I have in this wonderful city, you live and learn, and you come to realize, a tourist […]

Order Your Copy of Nine Lives

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The CDs have arrived! If you didn’t take advantage of the pre-order, now’s the time to order ! And check out the special if you order both the CD and the book it’s based on – Dan Baum’s Nine Lives!

Order Sounds of New Orleans: Frenchmen Street

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Frenchmen Street represents the myriad of musical styles heard pouring out of bar doors on any given night on one of the most unique and exciting streets in a most unique and exciting city.

Nine Lives CD Preview & Press Party 1/29/11

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Join us at JoAnn Guidos’ Kajun Bar at 2256 St. Claude Ave in New Orleans on Saturday, January 29th at 8pm for the debut of the Nine Lives – A Musical Adaptation CD at a listening party for the public and the press. Over a hundred of New Orleans’ finest artists from the film, musical and theatrical communities participated on this project, so you never know WHO’S going to show up!