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After Katrina, New Orleans Has A New Political Face

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No More Gym? Don't Worry, Your Muscles Remember

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Wendell Pierce, a veteran of David Simon's The Wire, plays trombonist Antoine Batiste on Simon's new HBO series, Treme. He's also working to revive Pontchartrain Park, the New Orleans neighborhood where he grew up. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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A Slow Rebirth, Across Town From 'Treme'

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A Heartbreaker Makes Teen's Dream Come True

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Brian Wilson Takes On George Gershwin

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It Ain't Necessarily So Brian Wilson
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