Friday, January 8, 2016

138. Laura Janelle McKnight, Part 2.

138.  Join us for part 2 of our interview with Laura Janelle McNight.  Laura is a “freelance booze writer for NOLA.COM. Founder of the Gumbo Party. We are pro-roux, anti-lettuce, pro-choice: Seafood or Chicken & Sausage, cher?”  That makes her an expert on having a good time in New Orleans.  You can find her articles in the New Orleans Times Picayune and their online site, NOLA.COM.  She also has allowed the Louisiana Anthology to cross-post one of her articles, “Grieving For The Pies I’ve Never Eaten,” about the Hubig’s Pies factory fire.
  1. This week's poem from Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet.
  2. This week in Louisiana history. January 9, 1967. NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints."
  3. This week in New Orleans history. January 9, 1840. Andrew Jackson arrived on board the steamer “Vicksburg” on January 8, 1840 at ten o’clock in the morning, landing at the Carrollton wharf, where an immense throng had assembled to welcome “the most distinguished citizen of the country.”  The specific reason for his presence was that a cornerstone was to be laid, commemorating his victories in the Battle of New Orleans, a quarter of a century before. General Jackson laid the cornerstone in the Place d’Armes, on January 9, 1840. It was not until some years later that the monument decided upon was the one of Jackson, designed by Clark Mills, which stands in the center of the ancient parade grounds for the troops. This statue has been called the “center piece of one of the finest architectural sittings in the world.”
  4. This week in Louisiana.
    Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras Parade
    January 16th, 2016
    Fairgrounds Field
    Shreveport, LA 71101
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