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Blakeview: King Tut in New Orleans

"The Treasures of Tutankhamun" opened Sept. 18, 1977
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of a blockbuster exhibit that drew thousands of visitors to the New Orleans Museum of Art, taking the city by storm. The Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit opened Sept. 18, 1977.

Blake Pontchartrain: Where did 'Tipitina' come from?

The mystery behind the name of the music venue named after Professor Longhair's song
Hey Blake, For the first time in my life, I wondered recently: What does Tipitina's mean?

Blakeview: Pope John Paul II visits New Orleans

A three-day trip in 1987
Thirty years ago this week, New Orleanians of all faiths witnessed the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to New Orleans, a whirlwind three-day trip that Archbishop Philip Hannan and leaders and volunteers within the Archdiocese of New Orleans spent 16 months planning. The Holy Father's stop was part of a nine-city U.S. tour.

Blake Pontchartrain: The naval base on Poland Avenue

The facility was built in 1919
Hey Blake, What can you tell me about the past, present and future of the old Navy base at Dauphine Street and Poland Avenue?

Blake Pontchartrain: Connor-Parkview School

The school was founded in 1956
Hey Blake, I enjoyed your Blakeview on Sam Barthe School for Boys (Aug. 22).

Blakeview: 'the second Battle of New Orleans'

"Gentleman Jim" and John. L Sullivan faced off in 1892
This week marks the 125th anniversary of a boxing match promoted as the "Second Battle of New Orleans." It was credited with reinventing the sport of prizefighting and solidified New Orleans' place in boxing history.

Blakeview: Sam Barthe School for Boys

The school opened in 1951
As students head back to school this month, we remember a small private school that educated young men in the city from the 1940s through the 1970s. Sam Barthe School for Boys opened in 1941 at 3620 Gen. Pershing St. In 1947, the school moved to the old McFadden mansion in City Park (now home to Christian Brothers School).

Blake Pontchartrain: a 'mini Gallier Hall'? Commercial Germania bank building

The classical revival building opened in 1906
Hey Blake, There is a building on South Rampart Street near Poydras that stands out because of its Greek Revival style, sort of a mini Gallier Hall.

Blake Pontchartrain: deep dish pizza at The Deli

A "seedy little place" on Melpomene Street
Hey Blake, What was the name of that great deep-dish pizza place that was on Melpomene, right off of St. Charles Avenue?

Blakeview: Elvis in Louisiana

From Louisiana Hayride to King Creole
As the world remembers Elvis Presley this week on the 40th anniversary of his death on Aug. 16, 1977, we recall some of his Louisiana appearances. Beginning in 1954, the Tupelo, Mississippi native performed often on the legendary Louisiana Hayride country music show, broadcast on radio and TV from Shreveport.

Blakeview: 'Back to school' at Broadmoor Kiddie Shop

... and Jo-Ann Chubby and Husky Center
It's back to school time, which has us thinking about our school days and school uniforms. The Broadmoor Kiddie Shop at Washington Avenue and S. Broad St., in business from 1928 through 1985, was a headquarters for Catholic school uniforms.

Blake Pontchartrain: Remembering Reno's restaurant

Hey Blake, When did Reno's restaurant open?

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