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Portraits from Week 45

We’re excited to share with you the forty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Frank G. Painia, Mary Howell, Warren Leruth, Arthur Q. Davis, Joan of Arc, and Wilbert Rawlins Jr. Frank G. Painia, by Jeremy Paten “(It) was like home. In fact, it was home. The … Dew Drop is where I used to live back in the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 44

We’re excited to share with you the forty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jean Lafitte, Hap Glaudi, Raymond Myles, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Sid Noel, and St. Frances Cabrini. A Portrait of Jean Lafitte, by Maddie Stratton “Patriot, pirate, smuggler and warrior, there is no character to compare with him except that of Robin Hood,… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: 10 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 42

We’re excited to share with you the forty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Patricia Gay, Jan Ramsey, Sunny Norman, Angela Gregory, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Judy Watts. Patricia Gay, by Saegan Swanson “Patty is one of the country’s strongest voices for preservation in the broadest sense. She knows all of the facts and figures, as… Read more »

Portraits from Week 38

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Elizabeth Magnus Cohen, Kurt Weigle, Sylvanie Williams, Linetta Gilbert, Hilda Phelps Hammond, and Sharon Litwin. Elizabeth Magnus Cohen, by Queen Hope Parker “All the doctors sent me cases. I can’t count all the babies I brought — in those days,… Read more »

Portraits from Week 37

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henri Schindler, Steve Gleason, Carol Bebelle, Albert Dent, Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial. Henri Schindler, by Alexandra Kilburn “Carnival is such a kaleidoscope of color and detail. Even with the large ducal badges, you can’t see it until you’re right… Read more »

Portraits from Week 34

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stocker Fontelieu, Chris Owens, Alden McDonald, Karen Gadbois, Bob Merrick, and John T. Scott. Stocker Fontelieu, by Michael McManus “He was theatrical, but, then, he WAS theater.” — Frank Gagnard, a retired Times-Picayune critic, in a 2009 interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune… Read more »

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 31

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including L.H. Hayward Sr., Germaine Bazzle, Lester Kabacoff, Brandan Odums, and Thomas Dent, and Jim Henderson. L.H. Hayward Sr., by Jeff Morgan “What we produce we want to be proud of. It has our name on it, for one thing.” — Vince… Read more »

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 »