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Louisiana - New Orleans: Andrew Cordrescu Interviewee
Dent, Thomas C.
Andrew Cordrescu and Tom Dent record for WGBH 1992 Jazz Festival Broadcast, 1992 March 24 and WWNO Studio. They discuss the food of New Orleans, particularly Fried Oysters, Alligators and Crawfish. Dent mentions a woman, Lucile, who cooked his favorite oysters in the city. They then trade stories about people that come to visit New Orleans and never leave. Dent talks about those that come to New Orleans to "fix it" and never leave. He also talks about those who grew up in small towns around the south whose souls are from New Orleans and whose weirdness was never understood elsewhere. They re-tape a few conversations and ask about time and which takes are best. Dent does a monologue about driving to New Orleans and looking at the Mississippi with his father. Cordrescu reads a monologue about rain and its effect on New Orleans. Cordrescu reads another piece on costumes during Mardi Gras and Halloween. Dent reads a final piece on New Orleans music in his home neighborhood of the Treme and a local band called The Little Rascals.
The tape begins with Thomas Dent talking about his childhood recollection of New Orleans, then cuts into the interview.
New Orleans (La.)
Tulane University Digital Library
Box 154, Item 12, Side 2, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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