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Episode Info: 243.  Part 2 of our interview with Steven Rowan. Steven talks to us about two works with the same title: Mysteries of New Orleans, one written by Baron von Reizenstein in German and the other by Charles Testut in French. Steven has generously allowed the Louisiana Anthology to add his translation of Testut's books to our site, along with a chapter from Reizenstein on lesbian love in New Orleans, the earliest work on explicit homosexuality in Louisiana literature. This week in Louisiana history. January 13 1818 Noah Ludlow opens St. Philip Street Theatre. This week in New Orleans history. Danny Barker born January 13, 1909. African-America Creole guitar and banjo player, songwriter, composer, singer, author, historian, teacher, storyteller, humorist, actor, painter.  Jazz Hall of Fame member.  Recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Music Master Award and numerous other honors.  Played on more than 1,000 records of Jazz, Swing, Blues, Bebop, and Traditional.  Husband of legendary singer Blue Lu Barker. This week in Louisiana. The Superior Jazz Trio Sunday, January 14 11:30 AM CST Venue information: Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar 4338 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: 504.293.3474 WebsitePostcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets violinist Tanya Huang playing on Royal St. in New Orleans. Listen in iTunes. Listen in Stitcher. Listen on Google Play. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.Read more ยป

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