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Looking for Louis- In Search of Satchmo's Lost New Orleans

Just in time for Louis Armstrong's birthday on Thursday and Satchmo SummerFest in the French Quarter this weekend, you can take my audio walking tour of his old stomping ground and the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans.





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Paintings by Dimitri Fouquet

"Rizzum & Blues"



"Ravi Shankar"



"Opium Dream"



"Marie Laveau"



"Baron Samedi"



Dimitri Fouquet

(1943-2002)

New Orleans artist

"Evie's Cure" is published at Red Fez