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Portraits from Week 27

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Irma Thomas, Joe Yenni, Sandra Dartus, Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Etienne de Bore, and Willie Mae Seaton. Irma Thomas, by Jeff Morgan “Her voice … just envelops you. It’s like putting a warm blanket on when you hear Irma sing.” — Scott Billington,… Read more »

Portraits from Week 26

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Tony Chachere, Eddie Baquet Sr., Michael White, Lil Wayne, Eve Butterworth Dibert, and Archbishop Joseph Rummel. Tony Chachere, by Gabriel Flores “”When I went hunting and fishing, I brought my pots and pans with me, and my spices — salt,… Read more »

Portraits from Week 25

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Vernon Winslow, Al Mims Jr., Sandra and Allan Jaffe, Sophie B. Wright, Danny Barker, and Suzanne Douvillier. Vernon Winslow, by Jeremy Paten “It was like the Berlin Wall. He broke down the walls.” — legendary New Orleans recording engineer… Read more »

Portraits from Week 24

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Sam Zemurray, King Oliver, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Ruthie Frierson, Eleanor McMain, and Kid Ory. A Portrait of Sam Zemurray, Maddie Stratton “It has been my pleasure to have known Sam Zemurray for many, many years, and I can… Read more »

Portraits from Week 23

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Becate Batiste, Suzanne Mestayer, Paul McIllhenny, Alvin Batiste, Pere Antoine, and Millie Charles. Becate Batiste, by D. Lammie-Hanson “Even at the parades with floats and costumes that cost millions, why, if the folks heard the sign of the Indians —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week 21

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Barthelemy Lafon, DJ Jubilee, Bunny Matthews, William Boatner Reily III, Smokey Johnson, and The Rev. A.L. Davis Jr. Map it Out, by Jessica Strahan “I have duly received your favor of July 15th and with it the Almanac of Orleans which… Read more »

Portraits from Week 20

We’re excited to share with you the twentieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bo Dollis, Henriette DeLille, Sydney Besthoff, Bill Borah, Enrique Alferez, and Doc LaBorde. Bo Dollis: Wild Magnolia, by Gabriel Flores He was the modern musical face of the Mardi Gras Indian culture that broke through to the outside world. …… Read more »

Portraits from Week 19

We’re excited to share with you the nineteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Oretha Castle Haley, Edith Stern, Edgar Stern, Scott Cowen, Sam Cortese, and Leslie Jacobs. Oretha Castle Haley, by Jessica Strahan “There has been progress on one level: We have successfully addressed overt racial discrimination. But mostly, we have an illusion… Read more »

Portraits from Week 18

We’re excited to share with you the eighteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, James Buchanan Eads, Jerome Smith, Dr. John, and Coleen Salley. Allen Toussaint, by Jeremy Paten “He was like a one-man Motown. There was that period of time with Ernie K-Doe, Benny Spellman, Lee Dorsey and Irma… Read more »