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Portraits from Week 36

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Mary Rowe, Ruth Benerito, Greg Rusovich, Matt Schwartz, Peggy Scott Laborde, and Sean Payton. Mary Rowe, by Maddie Stratton “When all the pundits and all the experts were saying we couldn’t rebuild New Orleans, the people said, ‘Excuse me —… 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 33

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including A.B. Freeman, Dr. Sara T. Mayo, Lloyd Price, Baroness Pontalba, Ashton Phelps, and Liz McCartney. A.B. Freeman, by Jeremy Paten “His life has represented a very unique combination in that, in a most unobtrusive fashion, he has done so much… 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 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 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 24

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Sam Zemurray, King Oliver, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Ruthie Frierson, Eleanor McMain, and Kid Ory. A Portrait of Sam Zemurray, Maddie Stratton “It has been my pleasure to have known Sam Zemurray for many, many years, and I can… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week 20

We’re excited to share with you the twentieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bo Dollis, Henriette DeLille, Sydney Besthoff, Bill Borah, Enrique Alferez, and Doc LaBorde. Bo Dollis: Wild Magnolia, by Gabriel Flores He was the modern musical face of the Mardi Gras Indian culture that broke through to the outside world. …… Read more »