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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 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 Fifteen

We’re excited to share with you the fifteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stephen Ambrose, Rosa Keller, Ruth Fertel, Nick Mueller, Walter Reed, and Andre Callioux. Stephen E. Ambrose, by D. Lammie-Hanson “He was kind of America’s historian. He personified what he loved most about America — this robust, muscular, positive man… 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 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 »

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 »

Louisiana Contemporary

Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and… Read more »

(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul

“Soul is a feeling, a truth. It is the state of mind that we encounter music and culture, whether from New Orleans or from around the world. Soul is the essence of expression, and it informs our creative energy, spirit, and life. The title that I’ve chosen is the same title of the song recorded… Read more »