NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1975
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(Studio) Jazz music of New Orleans, Louisiana, undergoing change.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Jazz dying on city's famous Bourbon Saint; being choked by strip joints, massage parlors, sex shows, etc. On Royal Saint, street musicians play for hrs. every afternoon; Dixie Land band depends on contributions from audience to make money. Few weeks ago band arrested for begging and disorderly conduct; some shopkeepers on Royal Saint complain band interferes with business. Ordinance proposed to regulate music and musicians on Royal Saint [Shopkeeper G.L. BOLOGNA - says band takes advantage of right to play in street.] [Shopkeeper Herbert ARNOLD - says band affects his business negatively.'] Details of new ordinance outlined. [Jazz musician Scott HILL - believes ordinance would just about end street music. Musicians plan to fight ordinance.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
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