Katrina books, DVDs now at bargain price

The City of Biloxi has cracked open the vault and the original award-winning “Biloxi & Katrina” photo album and DVD can be yours for $5 now, when you purchase the updated “Katrina +10” photo album and DVD for $20.

“Biloxi & Katrina” is a photo album and DVD package produced by the city a year after the storm and has sold thousands of copies. During its first year, it sold for $45 before retailing for $20.

“Biloxi & Katrina” features the original song “I Saw Heaven Cry Today,” along with storm vignettes from across the city, as well an interview with Mayor A.J. Holloway conducted at City Hall on the afternoon of Katrina.

The new “Katrina +10,” retailing for $20 and produced in conjunction with the Ohr-O’Keefe’s “Katrina +10” exhibition, is a 44-page photo album with a DVD that includes a 44-minute documentary and four bonus features: a Mississippi Public Broadcasting-produced feature on Marlin Miller and the Katrina sculptures, “the greatest speech ever given by A.J. Holloway,” the history of the Croatian-American Cultural Society, and an original song titled “The Biloxi Lighthouse.”

“Katrina +10” also features an original song, “I Want to Come Home,” by Coast artist Ronny Broussard.

The two books and two DVDs – a $40 value – are available together for $25 at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, the Biloxi Visitors Center, and the Point Cadet and Edgewater Mall locations of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.
Order the two books and two DVDs online
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News and notes

Lawyers and legal fees: Among the topics on this week’s “City Desk” podcast are the city’s recent settlement on legal fees associated with the BP oil spill, budget discussions, the top successes of the Katrina recovery, and other issues of note. To listen to the 11-minute program, click here.

City Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council has three meetings on Tuesday: a 10:30 meeting involving a taxicab issue, followed by the first meeting to discuss the FY 16 municipal budget. Then at 1:30 p.m., the council holds its regularly scheduled meeting, with an agenda of 16 measures. To see the agendas and supporting documents for all three meetings, click here.

No DRC: The Development Review Committee will not meet next week, but you can take the pulse of development in Biloxi by checking previous agendas. To see the archive, click here.