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Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Tipitina's Releases "King of Oak Street" DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Todd Souvignier, Tipitina¹s Records
E-mail todd@tipitinas.com
(504) 558-0204

TIPITINA¹S RELEASES KING OF OAK STREET DVD
Free Premiere Screening October 14, 2011 at Tip¹s Uptown

NEW ORLEANS, LA -Friday, September 30, 2011 -It has been called "the best

documentary you¹ve never seen." It won Best Documentary and Best Feature

trophies at the Big Easy Film Festival. And now it is finally available, for

the first time, on DVD.

"KING OF OAK STREET" is the story of New Orleans action painter Frenchy

(born Randy Frechette). You¹ve seen him painting at Saints and Hornets

games. He¹s that guy with the headlamp, painting in nightclubs while the

bands play. Collectors pay tens of thousands of dollars for his canvases.

Among the first to popularize the genre of performance painting, Frenchy

captures the rhythm and soul of New Orleans like nobody else.

In "KING OF OAK STREET" the story of Frenchy¹s life and art is filled with

the joyful sounds of legendary Louisiana musicians and framed by the

heartbreaking destruction of New Orleans. Witness his rise from humble

origins, through years of labor and sacrifice, to become one of New Orleans¹

most celebrated artists. Frenchy¹s riotous coronation as King of the Krewe

of Oak is slightly dampened by the first rains of Hurricane Katrina. In the

aftermath of the federal levee failure, Frenchy and his adopted hometown

struggle to rebuild their lives, reconnect with loved ones, and restore the

things that are precious and special about New Orleans.

Narrated and co-written by John Sinclair (former MC5 manager and WWOZ

deejay), "KING OF OAK STREET" includes appearances by Aaron Neville, George

Porter, and Russell Batiste, with music by Dr. John, the Meters, Widespread

Panic, Bonerama, Rebirth, Dirty Dozen and many others. Directed by George

Hamilton and Andrew Scott, the film is being released by Tipitina¹s Records,

the media imprint associated with the famous music club.

The New Orleans premiere screening and DVD release party for "KING OF OAK

STREET" is Friday, October 14 2011 at Tipitina¹s Uptown Music Club, 501

Napoleon Street. The 7PM event is free of charge, and open to ages 18 and

over (I.D. required).