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03/01/16 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY HAYDEE ELLIS | COURTESY PHOTO Islander Joe Lauro, left, with Fats Domino, the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS last week.

PHOTO COURTESY HAYDEE ELLIS | COURTESY PHOTO Islander Joe Lauro, left, with Fats Domino, the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS last week.

On the final day of the 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival in October 2014, Shelter Islander Joe Lauro sat next to a musical legend, a man synonymous with the city where music is a way of life. At the Carver Theater, Mr. Lauro’s documentary “The Big Beat” — a detailed look at the rise of boogie-woogie sensation Fats Domino — was set to premiere. (more…)