Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, by Ben Sandmel, is the second volume in the Louisiana Musicians Biography Series. Launched in 2010, the series exemplifies The Historic New Orleans Collection’s commitment to preserving and celebrating the unique musical culture of the Gulf South.
The first book in the series, Unfinished Blues…Memories of a New Orleans Music Man, by Harold R. Battiste Jr. with Karen Celestan, won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Excellence in Scholarship Award.
The Historic New Orleans Collection currently is showing The Eighteenth Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood. The show contains stories that have defined Louisiana since its entry into the Union on April 30, 1812, as the eighteenth state.
The show will stay up until January 29th.
above: Drinking water donated after Hurricane Katrina by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., 2005.
Uptown Swingers second line, 2010.
Launched in February 2011, Pelican Bomb is an online platform dedicated to the growing Louisiana arts community.
The site will showcase the creation and dissemination of visual art by Louisiana natives, recent transplants and folks just passing through.