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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 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 Thirteen

We’re excited to share with you the thirteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Master P, Al Scramuzza, Lindy and Hale Boggs, Pres Kabacoff, and Homer Plessy. Percy “Master P” Miller, by Jeremy Paten “I come from a poor culture of people. Nobody in my family had money. I had to break the negative… 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 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 »