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1920 Mardi Gras

What a crazy and busy year! So much to catch up on. Anyway, here is a mini documentary on Mardi Gras 1920 that I did for the local PBS station, WYES. It focuses on General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing’s visit … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Prohibition Lecture Today!

I have been so busy finishing my next two books and working on this lecture that I have not had time to promote it. But here it is – just in case. I will be delivering a lecture on New Orleans’ … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Review

Here is an article I wrote last year about Prohibition for the Roosevelt Review. There are so many interesting stories (especially on their nightlife during Prohibition) but I had a limited word count and had to make due. I went … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ and Lecturin’

Well, I completed my first lecture series for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Not only was it my first time on a cruise, but my first time lecturing to non-New Orleanians. Both experiences were eye opening and a learning experience. I … Continue reading

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Prohibition Article is Here!

My Prohibition Article for Louisiana Cultural Vistas is here!!! Yay! So excited because they do such a wonderful job and their layout/design is marvelous! Special thanks once again to John Haffner for all of his help, David Johnson of LCV, … Continue reading

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It’s Cruise Time… Seriously.

If you have any money left over from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, why not go on a CRUISE? I will be a guest lecturer on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas on a cruise to the Western Caribbean … Continue reading

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Prohibition Lecture Video

My lecture on Prohibition went well!  Here is the link to the video that the Old U.S. Mint shot. It’s divided into 5 sections with a brief description of each one. Prohibition Video Things I have learned – watch the … Continue reading

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Unwanted Penance

My lecture on the history of Prohibition in New Orleans is Thursday, November 14th at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade. Free reception at 6PM sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum. They will be serving up tasty (and strong) rum … Continue reading

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Steppin’ Out on PBS

I was fortunate to be invited back to WYES’ “Steppin’ Out” show on November 1st. I adore Peggy Laborde and always enjoy seeing her. Andrew Ward came on with me this time – he is always a pro! Last week was … Continue reading

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Beer Slang

When beer became legal in New Orleans on April 13, 1933 after thirteen years of living an outlaw existence, the New Orleans States ran an article to instruct beer-loving consumers on proper beer lingo. Forgotten Words Are Back With New … Continue reading

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