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The spring 2017 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas celebrates the 2017 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Bright Lights Awards recipients. Feature essays include:

  • LEH 2017 Humanist of the Year William Joyce on his Shreveport roots, innovative career, and his uproarious night at the 2012 Oscars
  • An excerpt from Shane Bernard’s 2017 LEH Book of the Year “Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Waterway
  • A portfolio from 2017 Michael P. Smith Photographer of the Year Eric Waters
  • Susan Larson’s interview with 2017 LEH Lifetime Achievement Awardee Susan Tucker
  • Zella Palmer on legendary chef Nellie Murray, the “Queen of Creole Cuisine”
  • Michael Patrick Welch on the 20th anniversary of John Barry’s “Rising Tide”

We also have new columns by Richard CampanellaAlison FensterstockBen Sandmel, and Benjamin Morris; stories from Alexandria, Lafayette, and the skies above the Gulf of Mexico; partner sections from the Historic New Orleans CollectionLouisiana State MuseumOgden Museum of Southern ArtNew Orleans Museum of Art, and Shreveport Regional Arts Council; plus our picks for the spring season.





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