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New Orleans Magazine September 2004

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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 folks? People to watch, as we see them, are either those who have not received […]

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. Perhaps three dozen songs form the core of that bicultural repertoire, the “old-time religion” that […]

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. One doesn’t worry about typical American criminals like purse snatchers and kidnappers. In Britain, on […]

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 aircraft that flew in and out of “Moisant” – New Orleans International Airport – was […]

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