December 23, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gloria Powers, Gambit Weekly
504-830-3478 or cell 504-427-3557
Gambit Weekly’s annual Best of New Orleans(R) issue, detailing results of a survey in which readers picked their favorite things about the Crescent City, had just been sent to the printer when Katrina turned toward New Orleans. Due to popular demand, Gambit will be selling these issues, and is offering an ad for AAN member papers to run on a space-available basis.
The Aug. 30 issue, with New Orleans favorite son Dr. Morgus of TV’s “Morgus Presents” on the cover, was printed but never billed or distributed. Gambit’s Mid-City office, like the homes and businesses of many of our readers, took on several feet of water and became uninhabitable. While Gambit Weekly has resumed publishing, covering the aftermath of the storm and efforts to rebuild New Orleans, many readers called asking if they could get the Best of New Orleans(R) issue, complete with essays, photos and descriptions of the winners and runners-up. This 23-year tradition covers our readers’ favorites in categories ranging from restaurants to music to personalities.
This issue has become a final snapshot of all that was “best” about our city immediately before Katrina. Not all of the businesses in this issue have been able to return after the storm.
The sale of this issue benefits The Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, Inc., a 501 C-3 nonprofit organization created in 1990 to fund projects and programs that acknowledge the profound importance of the performing arts to the culture and economy of the New Orleans area. We hope that interested AAN members will run an ad promoting the sales of the issue on a space available basis.
To obtain an ad to run:
Gambit’s Rebecca Thiel will be happy to send you whatever size ad you need. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the ad on the AAN website, and on the www.bestofneworleans.com website.
To order copies of the August 30 Best of New Orleans issue, e-mail email@example.com or call Gloria Powers at 504-830-3478.