New Orleans Magazine - September 2004

People to Watch

New Orleans is known for traditions, so it only seems fitting that the magazine that carries the city’s name must have traditions too. Our longest-lasting, tracing in various forms to the early ’80s, is People to Watch. Who are these…

Amazing Graces

I am still waiting for the big book or the great film that conveys the sweep of gospel music, how the white South generated a river of churchsong that merges and parts from the passion of the black church traditions.…

The real jazz funeral

Re: “How to: A survivor’s guide,” July 2004. As the resident-owner of a city-licensed bed-and-breakfast, I receive a wide variety of requests from clients seeing the true “insiders” taste of New Orleans. This year alone, I have received an increasing…

An American Writer in the Cotswolds

“Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors. Beware the moon.” A nonsensical bit of wisdom from “An American Werewolf in London.” Nevertheless, when wandering the desolate British countryside at dusk solo, one can’t help but think of it.…

Beatles in Flight

In the late evening of Sept. 15, 1964, Delta Airlines ramp agents Noel LeBlanc and Albert Jacob were preparing to complete their shifts. The clock was about to strike midnight, and all of their flights were in. Servicing the Delta…