We’re excited to share with you the twelfth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Tennessee Williams, Trombone Shorty, James Durham, Patrick Comer, Dot Domilise, and Jim Coulter.
Tennessee Williams, by Alexandra Kilburn
“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” — Tennessee Williams (excerpt from Nola.com)
Trombone Shorty, by Jessica Strahan
“The stars to me when I was growing up was Rebirth and Tuba Fats and Preservation Hall and the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Those were the big people for me, and still are. Those were my heroes. I didn’t even know that it got any bigger than Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, besides Michael Jackson. Everything for me was all New Orleans.” — Trombone Shorty (excerpt from Nola.com)
James Durham, by Jeremy Paten
“I conversed with him on medicine and surgery and found him learned. I thought I could give him information concerning the treatment of disease, but I learned more from him than he could expect from me.” — Dr. Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, on James Durham (excerpt from Nola.com)
Patrick Comer, by Jeff Morgan
“New Orleans is becoming a hot-bed for entrepreneurial activity and I intend to contribute to the growing start-up energy here. In NOLA, your professional development contributes immediately back to community. What a tremendous feeling!” — Patrick Comer (excerpt from Nola.com)
Dot Domilise, by Queen Hope Parker
“She loved everything about her customers. She loved their families. She loved their lives. She went to their weddings, and she went to their funerals.” — Jamie Henry, on her grandmother, Dot Domilise (excerpt from Nola.com)
Jim Coulter, by Sean Randall
“He dared to believe in us and followed through with focus and commitment.” — Merritt Lane, on Jim Coulter (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.