New Orleans Voices - September 2017

Origins of New Orleans Jazz by Boyd Raeburn

Bruce Raeburn is curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans. Raeburn has more than an academic understanding of Jazz; he grew up with Jazz music. “I come from a jazz family," said Raeburn. "My father was a…

H. Rault Locksmith: New Orleans’ best kept secret

Michelle Miller is the owner of H. Rault Locksmith. In 1845, Joseph Rault, an 18-year old French immigrant, opened a gunsmith shop at 515 Bourbon St. Rault’s son, Henri, learned locksmithing, and the business moved to 3027 Magazine St. in…

The Pennant Shop: A part of New Orleans history since 1932

Jack Matranga is owner of the Pennant Shop on Metairie Road. For more than eight decades, the popular shop has supplied colorful flags that are integral to our many celebrations, including Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, the feast of St.…