New Orleans second-line parade vendors, artists now will need city permits | NOLA.com

When "Treme" star Wendell Pierce heard of the city's proposed permits for vendors at second-line parades, he took to Twitter last weekend with a common, gut reaction to such propositions: "We challenge this idea that the culture serves the City, while the City doesn't serve the Culture," he wrote in a string of more than 20 tweets. "Harassment & restriction of street culture."

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