"Cool" New Year

Coolbone Brass Band plays New Orleans on New Years Eve.

Coolbone Brass Band tuba player Ronell Johnson performs in Jackson Square, New Orleans. Despite the destruction still evident four months after Hurricane Katrina, the city decided to welcome the New Year with fireworks, concerts, and in a twist on the Times Square ball drop, the lowering of a giant gumbo pot to mark the start of 2006.
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