Over the course of 2013, Eve Abrams interviewed dozens of folks who live, or once lived, in the neighborhoods along both sides of St. Claude Avenue, roughly from St. Bernard to Poland Avenue. She asked them to share stories of their neighborhoods, what they’re like now, how they’ve changed, and how they feel about those changes. These voices became the makings of the seven-part radio documentary, Along Saint Claude.
Eve heard people talking about these changes in her neighborhood, and she wanted to listen more closely to what different people thought and felt about our community’s past, present and future.
above: Portraits of Dan Eaglin, Joanne Livaccari Cieutat and Eppy Livaccari by Jonathan Traviesa.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler, it’s Mardi Gras!
For Catholics, tomorrow is the beginning of Lent, a six-week period of fasting and prayer. Around the world, this period of quiet piety and reflection is ushered in by massive colorful parades and celebrations called Carnival—except in Louisiana, where it goes by the name Mardi Gras.
Translated from French as “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras festivities have actually been in full swing for weeks. The season is marked by festive costumes, king cake and elaborate parades across New Orleans and nearby cities.