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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 Seventeen

We’re excited to share with you the seventeenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jerry Romig, Sidney Bechet, Louis Charles Roudanez, Quint Davis, Lauren Thom, and Harold Battiste Jr. Jerry Romig, by Sean Randall “Dad’s passion never changed because he never stopped being a fan. … I remember him getting so excited after… Read more »

Portraits from Week Sixteen

We’re excited to share with you the sixteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Austin Leslie, Lolis Edward Elie, A. Baldwin Wood, Adrien de Pauger, Sister Mary Frances Buttell, and John Gendusa. Austin Leslie, by Alexandra Kilburn “It was just good old Creole food, good old-time New Orleans food. And he was good,… Read more »

Portraits from Week Thirteen

We’re excited to share with you the thirteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Master P, Al Scramuzza, Lindy and Hale Boggs, Pres Kabacoff, and Homer Plessy. Percy “Master P” Miller, by Jeremy Paten “I come from a poor culture of people. Nobody in my family had money. I had to break the negative… Read more »

Portraits from Week Twelve

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)… Read more »

Portraits from Week Eleven

We’re excited to share with you the eleventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Emeril Lagasse, James Booker, Ron Foreman, Moon Landrieu, Dutch Morial, and Margaret Haughery. Emeril Lagasse, by Connie Kittok “I invited Emeril into the kitchen (at Commander’s) and asked him what he thought of all the aromas wafting about. ‘Well,… Read more »

Inside the Artist Studio of Alexandra Kilburn

“Above all I am inspired by the under appreciated strength of women and expressions of femininity in all its forms; I like to combine that power with botanical illustration to bring us back to the earth.” – Alexandra Kilburn

Portraits from Week Ten

We’re excited to share with you the tenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jelly Roll Morton, Peter Finney, Joseph M. Bartholomew, Robert Boh, Ida Kholmeyer, and Jay Lapeyre. Jelly Roll Morton, by Jeff Morgan “All we had in a band, as a rule, was bass horn, trombone, trumpet, an alto horn and maybe… Read more »

Portraits from Week Seven

We’re excited to share with you the seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Mr. Okra, John Kennedy Toole, Marie Laveau, Cosimo Matassa, Sister Stanislaus Malone, and Karen DeSalvo . Mr. Okra, by Jeff Morgan “When I was small, I used to hear my daddy and his friends. He did it all up… Read more »