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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 30

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…. Read more »

Portraits from Week 28

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Earl King, Joseph Merrick Jones, Alfred Sunseri, Dr. Norman McSwain, Deb Cotton, and Roy Alciatore. Earl King, by Gabriel Flores “‘Come On’ might be the one that people know, but I wish the world would hear more of his songs…. Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: 9 Must-See Murals Below Esplanade

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Marigny, Bywater and Treme neighborhoods. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti & street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents. “If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards, encourages experimentation, and draws… 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 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 »