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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 »

Portraits from Week Eleven

We’re excited to share with you the eleventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Emeril Lagasse, James Booker, Ron Foreman, Moon Landrieu, Dutch Morial, and Margaret Haughery. Emeril Lagasse, by Connie Kittok “I invited Emeril into the kitchen (at Commander’s) and asked him what he thought of all the aromas wafting about. ‘Well,… 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 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 »