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NOA AT THE “III ANTONIO ASENSIO JOURNALISM AWARDS”

Times-Picayune Publisher Ashton Phelps, right, speaks with Spain’s Princess Christina, Duchess of Parma, on Wednesday after receiving the Antonio Asensio Prize for Journalism during a ceremony in Barcelona. The newspaper won praise for continuing to publish during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Photo by el Periodico CatalunaSpanish King Juan Carlos I and Spain’s second-largest media group on Wednesday (26 October) honored The Times-Picayune for its struggle to continue publishing and serving the New Orleans area through the hardships of Hurricane Katrina. Noa and Uruguayan composer Jorge Drexler covered The Police’s mythical song to remind us of the drama of New Orleans. “Just a castaway, an island lost at sea…” The chords and the final lyrics had been chosen with success by the Israeli singer Noa and the Uruguayan Jorge Drexler, accompanied by the guitarist Gil Dor. Covering one of the most popular songs of The Police, the trio sent their own and opportune message in a bottle from an intimate stage.
Source: The Times-Picayune, El Periódico de Catalunya

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