Blakeview: The Rolling Stones headline the Superdome

Where were you on Dec. 5, 1981? If you were one of the 87,500 people at the Superdome to see the Rolling Stones, you remember making music history.

Blake Pontchartrain: Encore, a rose sculpture in City Park

New York artist Will Ryman created the sculpture
Hey Blake, A while ago you wrote about a large sculpture of red roses in City Park.

Blakeview: Lee Dorsey

This week marks 30 years since one of New Orleans' most memorable voices was silenced. Rhythm and blues great Lee Dorsey recorded some of the best known R&B songs of the 1960s, including "Working in the Coal Mine," "Ya Ya," and "Ride Your Pony."

Blake Pontchartrain: Eleven sculptures on Elysian Fields

Neutral ground sculptures honor the 11 men who died in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion
Hey Blake, There is a new group of sculptures near Elysian Fields and Dauphine.

Blakeview: Godchaux’s

As the holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week, we remember a major player in local retail and fashion for more than 140 years: Godchaux's. The chain of high-end clothing stores was best known for its flagship location on Canal Street.

Blake Pontchartrain: Parker’s Canal Place

The restaurant opened in 1980 inside The Shops at Canal Place
Hey Blake, I recall an early 1980s restaurant and bar in Canal Place called Parker's.

Blakeview: Jimmy Fitzmorris

This week, we pay tribute to one of the great gentlemen of Louisiana politics, Jimmy Fitzmorris, who turns 95 years old Nov. 15. The New Orleans native, whose political career began as a city councilman in the 1950s, is best known for redefining the office of lieutenant governor during his two terms at its helm.

Blakeview: Zachary Taylor

This week, as America elects its 45th president, we look back on a former commander-in-chief's connections to Louisiana. Our 12th president, Zachary Taylor, was born in Virginia but lived here many years, including at the time of his election in 1848.

Blake Pontchartrain: Jim Russell Records

What’s in store for the Magazine Street building?
Hey Blake, What is going on with the old Jim Russell record shop on Magazine Street?

Blakeview: Josephine Louise Lemmonier Newcomb

This week we remember philanthropist Josephine Louise LeMonnier Newcomb, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born in Baltimore on Oct. 31, 1816, Josephine moved to New Orleans as a young girl to live with her sister after the death of their mother.

Blake Pontchartrain: West End Park

Hey Blake, I was at the Lakefront on the street that goes by the New Orleans Yacht Club and dead ends at a circle.

Blakeview: Clarence “Frogman” Henry and “Ain’t Got No Home”

This week we mark the 60th anniversary of the release of a local classic, "Ain't Got No Home." Clarence "Frogman" Henry's signature song was released Oct. 27, 1956.


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