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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 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 Fourteen

We’re excited to share with you the fourteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Allen Eskew, Dave Bartholomew, D.H. Holmes, Susan Spicer, John Koerner, and Oscar Dunn. Allen Eskew: Visionary Architect, by Gabriel Flores He was constantly searching to improve whatever environment he found himself in. … He taught that you could always,… 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 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 »

Portraits from Week Five

We’re excited to share with you the fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Archbishop Philip Hannan, Edwin Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Francis Xavier Seelos, Mahalia Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson. Archbishop Philip Hannan, by Alexandra Kilburn “I could feel these people had a certain morale. I knew these people would come back.” — Archbishop… Read more »