in memoriam http://wwno.org en Remembering John Maginnis http://wwno.org/post/remembering-john-maginnis <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/maginnis.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/Capitol_Access_052614.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It was just a couple of months ago that John Maginnis appeared on WRKF’s “The Jim Engster Show,” talking about Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations.<p>“Outside Louisiana, there’s no serious talk about Jindal being a serious contender,” Maginnis told Engster and WRKF’s listeners. “But I think he’s still a viable vice-presidential contender, a running mate.”<p>Longtime political reporter John Maginnis passed away unexpectedly Sunday, at the age of 66.&#160;<p> Mon, 26 May 2014 06:59:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 61426 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Artist George Dureau Dead At 83 http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-artist-george-dureau-dead-83 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George </span>Dureau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is widely acclaimed as one of New Orleans' most significant artists in the latter part of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century and early </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He died Monday after a several-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:13:13 +0000 Fred Kasten 57993 at http://wwno.org Cliburn memorial concert marks anniversary of pianist's death http://wwno.org/post/cliburn-memorial-concert-marks-anniversary-pianists-death Exactly one year ago, legendary pianist and Shreveport native Van Cliburn died. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:38:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble, KERA & Bill Zeeble, KERA 54867 at http://wwno.org Blues Musician Ernest 'Rockin' Tabby' Thomas Dies In Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/blues-musician-ernest-rockin-tabby-thomas-dies-baton-rouge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Noted blues musician Ernest “Rockin’ Tabby” Thomas has died in his native Baton Rouge. Thomas was a few days shy of his </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">85</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51336 at http://wwno.org Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 84 http://wwno.org/post/blues-musician-tabby-thomas-dies-84 Legendary bluesman Tabby Thomas died Wednesday at the age of 84.<p>He would have celebrated his 85 birthday on Sunday.<p><a href="http://www.nola.com/music/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/01/tabby_thomas_founder_of_tabbys.html">NOLA.com/<em>The Times-Picayune</em> </a>reports that Thomas was probably best known for opening Tabby's Blue Box in Baton Rouge, La. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 07:38:00 +0000 Doreen McCallister 51290 at http://wwno.org Funeral For 'Blue Dog' Painter George Rodrigue To Be Held Dec. 19 http://wwno.org/post/funeral-blue-dog-painter-george-rodrigue-be-held-dec-19 <p>Renowned Louisiana painter George Rodrigue died Saturday of cancer at a hospital in Houston.</p><p>The 69-year-old painter started out depicting scenes from Cajun life and culture. He became world-famous, though, for his Blue Dog paintings in the 1990s.</p><p>The character was inspired by the Cajun fairy tale of “Loup Garou,” a sort of werewolf. It became the star of a corporate campaign by Xerox.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:58:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 50261 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Artist Behind 'Blue Dog' Paintings Dies At 69 http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-artist-behind-blue-dog-paintings-dies-69 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4orjLLVBio</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 editor 50146 at http://wwno.org WW2 Marines From La., Mo., To Be Buried Friday http://wwno.org/post/ww2-marines-la-mo-be-buried-friday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Pentagon&#39;s POW/Missing Personnel Office says the remains of two World War II Marines from Louisiana and Missouri will be buried Friday with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:22:25 +0000 The Associated Press 45983 at http://wwno.org Ray Dolby, Who Pioneered Recorded Sound, Dies http://wwno.org/post/ray-dolby-who-pioneered-recorded-sound-dies Ray Dolby, who invented some of the technologies that revolutionized film and sound recording, died at age 80 today in San Francisco.<p>Even if Ray Dolby doesn't ring a bell, you have undoubtably come upon his name in the movie theater or along the edge of a cassette tape. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:42:11 +0000 editor 44040 at http://wwno.org St. Louis Cathedral To Host Mass For Lindy Boggs On August 1 http://wwno.org/post/st-louis-cathedral-host-mass-lindy-boggs-august-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A New Orleans mass for veteran stateswoman Lindy Boggs will be celebrated Thursday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Visitation begins at 9 a.m.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boggs often walked to mass at the cathedral from her home on Bourbon Street.</span></p><p>The first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana, Boggs died Saturday at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, at age 97.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:06:14 +0000 Eve Troeh 40670 at http://wwno.org