Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — MARIE LAVEAU

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June 11 — MARIE LAVEAU

Voodoo High Priestess of New Orleans.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaJP8w-jW2k

JUNE 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Hart & Shelby, Michigan: National Asparagus Festival.
*Festival of Goibnui, Smith of the Gods and Provider of the Ale of Immortality.

ALSO ON JUNE 11 IN HISTORY…
1572 — British dramatist, poet Ben Jonson born.
1872 — Canadian unions legalized.
1888 — Martyred American anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti born, Italy.
1897 — Voodoo High Priestess Marie Laveau dies,New Orleans, Louisiana.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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