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VIDEO: LCV Contributor Roger Hahn On Memphis Minnie

On April 8, Louisiana Cultural Vistas celebrated the publication of its Spring 2014 issue with a party at the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans. Discussing his piece on blues legend Memphis Minnie (see Knowla.org entry), contributor Roger Hahn read from this 1942 account by Langston Hughes of the singer’s performance at the 230 Club in Chicago:

“Then, through the smoke and racket of the noisy Chicago bar float Louisiana bayous, muddy old swamps, Mississippi dust and sun, cotton fields, lonesome roads, train whistles in the night, mosquitoes at dawn, and the Rural Free Delivery, that never brings the right letter. All these things cry through the strings on Memphis Minnie’s electric guitar, amplified to machine proportions — a musical version of electric welders plus a rolling mill.”

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Louisiana Cultural Vistas Celebrates New Issue

LCV Pub Spring 2014 FlyerThe Spring 2014 edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas debuted in mid-March with a rebranded logo that celebrates the magazine’s 25th year in print. Click here to view the digital edition and here to subscribe today.

Three contributors to the new issue will speak at a publication launch party on April 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners’ Hall (938 Lafayette Street (map) in New Orleans’ Central Business District):

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