Allen Tousaint : from Gert Town to the White House

Allen Toussaint, the versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, died Monday after appearing in concert in Madrid. He was 77. His daughter, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux, confirmed his death in an email, and said the cause appeared to be a heart attack. El Mundo reported in Spain that Mr. … Continue reading Allen Tousaint : from Gert Town to the White House

Ten Years After the Levees Broke

I am from Louisiana.  People from there usually have an ambivalent attitude about home; there is so much to love and celebrate, but also much that leaves a bad taste in our mouths.  Local government is corrupt and often worse than ineffectual, an agent of hurt - all of which was laid bare during the … Continue reading Ten Years After the Levees Broke