in memoriam en Remembering John Maginnis <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><a href="" 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 New Orleans Artist George Dureau Dead At 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 Cliburn memorial concert marks anniversary of pianist's 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 Blues Musician Ernest 'Rockin' Tabby' Thomas Dies In 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 Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 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=""><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 Funeral For 'Blue Dog' Painter George Rodrigue To 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 Louisiana Artist Behind 'Blue Dog' Paintings Dies At 69 <p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 editor 50146 at WW2 Marines From La., Mo., To 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 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 St. Louis Cathedral To Host Mass For Lindy Boggs On 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