Artist Spotlight: Jo Ann Staat

Artist Spotlight: Jo Ann Staat

By Reggie Smith On a whim, Jo Ann Staat entered a local Christmas Seal stamp art contest in 1965. She won the amateur division and it began her love of art. Her husband Richard was a commercial artist at the time and he, himself, had been creating artwork at home...
Maxie Washington

Maxie Washington

By Reggie Smith Maxie Washington has always been fascinated by music. Born and raised in New Orleans, surrounded by music, the brass bands intrigued him as they would march through the streets during Mardi Gras and funeral parades.  His first instinct was to play the...

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