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Portraits from Week 32

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bishop Paul S. Morton, Angela Hill, Donald E. Powell, Y Van Vu, Walker Percy, and Kermit Ruffins. For the Greater…, by Jessica Strahan “Our purpose is to change a generation. We have to do it and we have to do… Read more »

Portraits from Week 29

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Lin Emery, George Porter Jr., Archbishop Antoine Blanc, Anne Milling, C.C. Dejoie Sr., and Robert “Sonny” Vaucresson. Lin Emery, by Alexandra Kilburn “Sculpture is living, it’s vital, it’s changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is… 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 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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »