Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory possesses the power to make even contemporary readers summon up their own most-cherished holiday recollections.
-by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
Beloved by her "Dawlin' New Orleans," Leigh Harris was renowned for both her powerhouse talent and her life affirming spirit.
- by Dar Wolnik
- photos by Kerry Maloney, Tom Redfield and the estate of Leigh Harris
With a wicked sense of humor, stellar instrumental skills and a voice that stirs listeners, this singer-songwriter hits all the heart notes.
- by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
On November 8, 1983 - 36 years ago this week - legendary New Orleans pianist James Booker passed on. While his legacy grows even stronger in the city, recent interviews with Bay St. Louis family members give details about Booker's early life on the Mississippi coast - and explain why "the Bay" became one of his touchstones.
- by Edward Gibson
A New York writer finds that a year of French Quarter living leaves him with an undiminished devotion to the neighborhood.
- by Richard Goodman
- photos by Ellis Anderson and William Widmer