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New Orleans: Paradise for Adolescents and Foodies!

Good piece by David Rosengarten, leaving aside the inevitable “Big Easy” clichés. I would however take issue with the notion that the best oysters are to be had in NOLA. It’s the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington State and B.C. that has the best raw oysters. And I say that as someone who knows and deeply…

NOLA @ Newport

NOLA is very well represented at this year’s event. This from the Providence Journal. Dr. John & The Lower 911 featuring ex-Brit Jon Cleary (there are a few of us who are besotted with NOLA), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with special guests Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste. Catherine RussellDr. JohnJazzjon clearyJonathan BatistenewportNewport Jazz FestivalNOLApreservation hallPreservation Hall Jazz Band

Jazz and NOLA artistry

Check out the terrific artistry of Paul Rogers (no, not the PR from a rather successful 70s beat combo). Paul’s work reminds me a great deal of Rockwell Kent‘s work – now that is high praise indeed. Paul’s jazz drawings is a world away from the schlock that typically populates Jackson Square. Though I like…