We’re excited to share with you the thirtieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Betty Wisdom, Walter and Jerry Brock, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Teddy Solomon, and Rabbi Isaac Leucht.
Betty Wisdom, by Alexandra Kilburn
“All of us were brought up in a family to believe in service. It was a duty as well as a pleasure. It’s been a joyful thing, though there have been awful times, times when you go home and cry into your pillow because things have gone so wrong. But you survive them.” — Betty Wisdom, when she received The Times-Picayune Loving Cup. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Walter and Jerry Brock, by Gabriel Flores
“First, last and always, WWOZ is about the music of New Orleans, the community of New Orleans. We’re dedicated to volunteer culture, the localism and to the music community: To exposing music, help keep it alive and to reflect what it’s always been, today and tomorrow.” — Arthur Cohen, WWOZ’s chief operating officer, in a 2016 interview in The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Alvin “Red” Tyler, by Michael McManus
“One of the things that I appreciated about him was that he was always there as a support system. He would never get in the way of what you were doing. Especially on ballads, he would play beautiful lines to enhance whatever emotion you were trying to get across.” — singer and frequent Tyler collaborator Germaine Bazzle, upon Tyler’s 1998 death. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Teddy Solomon, by Sean Randall
“Show business is in my blood.” — T.G. “Teddy” Solomon, in a 2009 interview with The Times-Picayune. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Rabbi Isaac Leucht, by Sean Randall
“With what life I shall yet be given I intend to work for the attainment of one thing: the tearing down of the wall that stands between Jew and Gentile. All my life I have labored at this purpose. There is one God; there should be one brotherhood.” — Rabbi Isaac Leucht at his 70th birthday celebration at Touro Synagogue in New Orleans, five months before his death. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.