The Beat Exchange
Hosted by Barbara Hoover
|Monday||8:00 pm||9:00 pm|
Programmed music since the 1970s.
Facilitated New Orleans Jazz as Background Music in Hotels and High-rises in New Orleans;
Extensive background in music and radio industry – from promotions, producing, programming music, scripting interviews, On-Air Show Host.
Developed an Artist Co-operative wherein Music and Art melded together, The BEAT EXCHANGE, a New Music club – written up in Arts Quarterly, the newspaper for the New Orleans Museum of Arts – for what The Beat Exchange was doing w artists and musicians in a bunker of a building, as what the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) should be doing for the community.
Received the Governor’s Award – in 1992 – for her contributions to the Louisiana Music Industry;
Designs in Alligator skin for purses, belts, boots, guitar straps, masks;
Acquired the historical Germaine Wells mansion in the French Quarter, developed it as a studioworks, as the conceptual engineer and visual artist/designer, providing Kingsway Music Corporation, a foreign corporation, w a corporate studio image – in the largest music market in the world, the United States of America;
Active in the community throughout; worked for St. Vincent dePaul Society, and Catholic Charities, for Two years after Hurricane Katrina;
Measured Nuisance Alligators for the State of Louisiana;
Looking to the Future as a Lifestyle coordinator for Corruptocrats.