Friday, February 24, 2017

197. Lolis Elie, Part 2.

197. Part 2 of our interview with Lolis Eric Elie. Lolis is a New-Orleans born, Los-Angeles based writer and filmmaker. He wrote for the HBO series Treme. Working with the award-winning director Dawn Logsdon, he co- produced and wrote the PBS documentary, Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. His essay, “America’s Greatest Hits,” is included in Best African American Essays: 2009. He is the author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country and co-producer and writer of Smokestack Lightning: A Day in the Life of Barbecue, the documentary based on that book. He is editor of Cornbread Nation 2: The Best of Southern Food Writing.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 27, 1827. New Orleans kicks off its first Mardi Gras. A group of students, inspired by a study abroad experience in Paris, took to the streets in masks and costumes to celebrate and party. The celebrations became more elaborate every year. In 1833, it was made an official city wide celebration.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Happy Birthday, Fats Domino. Born in the Ninth Ward on February 26, 1928
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    New Iberia Azalea Trail
    March 1st, 2017 - April 30th, 2017
    Iberia Parish
    Main St,
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-1540 | 888-942-3742 | Fax
    Website
    Iberia Parish
    Delicate Azaleas bloom early each Spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon.  Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive.
  4. Postcard from Louisiana.  This week we talk to Elisabeth Grant-Gibson at a recent demonstration in Monroe urging Senator Cassidy to hold a town hall meeting in North Louisiana.
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