Category Archives: Louisiana Cultural Vistas

New efforts to honor Amédé Ardoin

Amede Ardin011.tifEfforts are underway to honor one of Louisiana’s most influential recording artists, Amédé Ardoin (1898–1941)  a Creole musician who merits a biographical entry in KnowLA, The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana (knowla.org). Ardoin was a seminal but mysterious figure in Louisiana history, and he remains something of an enigma since he met an unfortunate fate in the last years of his life as an incarcerated mental patient at Central Louisiana Hospital in Pineville.

Former state poet laureate Darrell Bourque recently published a collection of inverted sonnets dedicated to Ardoin, entitled If you abandon me, comment je vas faire: An Amédé Ardoin Songbook, selections of which will appear in the Fall 2014 edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas.  Continue reading New efforts to honor Amédé Ardoin

LEH Debuts new website for quarterly magazine

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Founded in 1990, Louisiana Cultural Vistas documents the unparalleled culture and diverse history of Louisiana. Our writers, scholars, photographers and artists continue to explore our state’s communities, delivering stories, photographs and reflections on what it means to live here. The LEH is proud to celebrate a quarter century in print with a new digital platform.

At LouisianaCulturalVistas.org, we’ll showcase select feature articles, columns and reviews from recent issues, along with classics from our archives and exclusive web content. We’re committed to the vibrant print version of the magazine; the new site aspires to enrich the experience of our loyal readership.

The Summer 2014 issue hits mailboxes and newsstands this week. Renew your subscription today!