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JAZZ New Orleans’ male jazz stars often get the headlines, but the city’s female musicians rack up the accolades, too, including jazz vocalist Cindy Scott. Her new album Historia is a mix of original music and covers, but Scott puts her own flair on each track.


DRINKS  New Orleans is typically thought of as a cocktail town, but the book New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing delves into why New Orleans’ beer past is worth equal recognition. Written by beer aficionados Jeremy Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp, New Orleans Beer is not only rich in historic facts, but also includes a guide to present-day places New Orleans beer lovers will enjoy.


HISTORY  We hear the word “cool” every day, but Tulane University professor Joel Dinerstein now has a Smithsonian exhibit devoted to a key aspect of its meaning: What do we mean when we say someone is cool? Co-curated with Frank H. Goodyear III, Dinerstein’s American Cool exhibition is on view at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. through Sept. 7, 2014. The exhibit catalogue of the same name has been published with original essays on the concept of cool by the authors, and features the ultimate “cool” icons in American history.


HISTORY  Houma native Christopher E. Cenac Sr. is preserving Louisiana history with Livestock Brands & Marks: An Unexpected Bayou Country History. The book showcases information about the history of livestock branding, information that was found in three ledger books discovered in the attic of a Terrebonne Parish courthouse. Livestock Brands & Marks was recognized as a 2014 Humanities Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
 

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