Saturday, November 11, 2006

NAR Conference in New Orleans

We recently attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Conference in New Orleans. The conference had about 25,000 attendees from all over the world. There were also classes, vendors and fun things to do. Gerald worked the corporate booth for his job and I visited multiple vendors to look for new products and services. We also ate at Tommy's, Mother's, The Bombay Club, Mulates, The Sun Ray Grill (in the warehouse district) and Cochon's among others.

We also got to see Harry Connick Jr. in concert. Neither one of us had any of his CDs, but Connick is a native of New Orleans and definitely dedicated to the people of his hometown. He's also very talented and can play that piano with soul. Gerald also got us the hookup so we got VIP treatment, VIP tickets and seats in the 4th row. So, even though we probably wouldn't have ever seen Connick in concert on our own, it was a pretty good show. He even highlighted some of the local musicians and gave them long solos.

By the way, if you want to support the folks of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, you can buy Connick's song "All These People" (video-it will make you cry). The song was inspired by the suffering Harry witnessed first hand after Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds from the sale of the song, written and composed by Connick and performed by the acclaimed singer/pianist in duet with gospel singer Kim Burrell, will benefit New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village.


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