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Portraits from Week 39

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-ninth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, Deacon John Moore, Boysie Bollinger, Archie Manning, Melissa Sawyer, and Gertrude Gardner. Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, by Queen Hope Parker “I’m very proud to testify the happiest of my days, / Is March 11, ’95, at breakfast at… Read more »

Portraits from Week 35

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Roger Ogden,Sybil Morial, Harry Batt Sr., Jean Gordon, Arthur Roger, and Marion Abramson. Roger Ogden: Collector of the South, by Gabriel Flores “All over the state and the South, you’ll meet people who’ll tell you things about Roger’s generosity.” —… 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 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 »

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 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 »