Painting of Louisiana Satsumas

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Here is a 24" square painting of  satsumas , a Louisiana orange that originated in Japan. It is part of a series on close ups of fruits and yegetables in the 24" format.

Painting of Two Louisiana Signs

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Here are two 16" square paintinngs of signs promoting Louisiana. One is a LA 31 beer sign and the other is about being 100 percent Louisiana.         In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants.

New Paintings at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

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On April 4 I hung my second show the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  at 615 Carrolton Ave. The Louisiana Pizza Kitchen is located at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900. It is all new work from the last show. There are 42 paintings.

Louisiana Vs. Texas BBQ

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We recently drove to a family event in Dallas and then stopped at Austin for two nights of the music scene on the way back. Going there we stopped at Eddie's BBQ at a truck stop near Alexandria LA.

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New Painting Show at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Starts in April

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I am very pleased to have second painting show at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  in New Orleans this April and May. The Louisiana Pizza Kitchen is located at 615 Carrolton Ave.

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Images from the Atchafalya Basin, South Louisiana

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The  Atchafalya Basin  is a huge swamp in Louisiana that might become the future home of the Mississippi River according to some. It is a beautifual place. with  several state parks  for camping, canoing, and walking inlcuding  Lake Fausse Pointe.

More Paintings Up at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen and Riccobono's

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I recently put up more four more paintings at the  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  at 615 Carrolton Ave. Here is a post about it:  New Paintings at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen.

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Images from the Chicot State Park, South Louisiana

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Southern Louisiana is a beautifual place with  several state parks  for camping, canoing, and walking. Here are pcitures of  Chicot  State Park which has woods for walking and swamps for canoeing and fishing, including a long fishing pier.

My Painting Show at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen is Extended

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My painting show at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  in New Orleans has been extended at least until the end of May and possibly longer. It is located at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900.

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Great Louisiana Radio for Zydeco, Blues, and Cajun Available Online

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It is located at Room 126, Burke Hall, Hebrard Blvd, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1-800-892-6827). Here is my friend Paul Tamburello’s post on it - KBON "Louisiana Proud": The Voice of the Prairie.

Exploring Cajun and Zydeco Music, South Louisiana 2012

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    Here is what I found around this time in 2011:  Taking in Zydeco Music in Opelousas Louisiana and More  and  Taking in Cajun Music in the Lafayette Louisiana Area.

Photos of Lafayette Opelousas Louisiana Area

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Here are some photos of the  Lafayette   Opelousas  area. I have already written about the music and food of the area.  In   In this post I want to simply share images from the beautiful farm country and the some of the towns within it. You

Great Blog Series on Music and Fun Southwest Louisiana

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Louisiana. He is now focusing on a part I wish I knew better, the Cajun country in Southwest Louisiana.  It describes Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie (Louisiana Zydeco, Creole) playing at a local home in Breaux Bridge, L.   Swamp Pop, Carnivals, and Characters: Plaquemine, Louisiana describes a regular Weekend in Louisiana? and covers the Acadienne Festival, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Taking in Cajun Music in the Lafayette Louisiana Area

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The Savoy Music center is located at 4413 Louisiana Route 190? I have enjoyed Cajun music and food for as long as I remember. Despite growing up in New Orleans, I never made it west of Houma. So I made sure to take the time when I went to New Orleans this month.

My Paintings are Now for Sale at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

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I just hung a new painting show at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  in New Orleans. It is located at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900. The hours are Sunday - Thursday 11am - 9:30pm and an extra half hour later on Friday and Saturday.

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Taking in Zydeco Music in Opelousas Louisiana and More

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Opelousas is the home of zydeco music so it was a great treat to visit in December. Whenever I went to New Orleans I took in the Thursday zydeco nights at the Rock N Bowl and have gone to many zydeco shows elsewhere but had never gone to where it all started. 

Images of Homes in the New Iberia Louisiana Area

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On the way to to going west to take in some Zydeco and Cajun music and dancing, we took the slow route from New Orleans on Route 90 to see some of the pleasant towns and countryside along the way.

Experiencing Some Great Meals in South Louisiana 2012

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As my last post indicated I recently went to west to take in some Zydeco and Cajun music and dancing. A delicious part of this trip was the wonderful food of the region. Every meal was worthy of a repeat. 

Images from the Zydeco Cajun Prairie, South Louisiana

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Another benefit to going west to take in some Zydeco and Cajun music and dancing is the roadside scenery. There is a  Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway  that we followed a good bit. Here are some highlights. 

Louisiana-Proud Radio – Paul Tamburello

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In this post, "Louisiana-Proud Radio" - Music by the mile , he writes about my home state and the music you can experience there. FM in Eunice plays a gumbo of Cajun, Country, Blues, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Oldies, most of it played and sung by Louisiana musicians.” He goes on, “Every time KBON’s signal faded we tried clicking down to 100.3 Paul writes a great blog PT at large about his travels.

Happy New Year's Eve - Opelousas LA Happenings

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Photos of Lafayette Opelousas Louisiana Area. Taking in Zydeco Music in Opelousas Louisiana and More. Taking in Cajun Music in the Lafayette Louisiana Area. I hope you all have a great New Year's celebration.

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Painting of Greek Figs

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  Here is a post about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show.

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Painting of a Flan with Two Spoons, La Macarena

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  I will be writing about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show soon.

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Painting of Ireo Harbor in Early Evening - Samos Island Greece

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  I will be writing about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show soon.

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Painting of Ed Wills, New Orleans Blues Master #4

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  Here is  a post about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show. The

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Painting of New Orleans Blues Player #3

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  Here is  a post about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show. The

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Painting of Creole Tomatoes - New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" painting of Creole Tomatoes, a species grown in Louisiana. Every June there is a Creole Tomato festival in New Orleans at the French Market. I now an artist with the  Arts Council of New Orleans  and participate in their  monthy art market.

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Painting of Mytilini, Samos Island, Greece

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting of a Greek Church, Samos Island

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Get Out and Vote for Mary Landrieu Today

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It is a beautiful sunny day new Orleans and across Louisiana. He has been billing the Louisiana tax payers for work he could not have done as he was in Washington billing the US tax payers at the same time without accomplishing much there either.

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Get Out and Vote Next Week

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In my state, Louisiana, ealry voting has started and goes from 10/21 to 10/28 (except 10/26). Louisiana has one of the poorest revenue sharing plans, with the Feds getting a much larger share than other states. Or better yet vote early.

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Painting of Ireo Harbor Mid-day - Samos Island, Greece

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting of Fried Calamari, Samos Greece

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting of Greek Boat, Pythagora Harbor, Samos

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting #2 of Ed Wills, New Orleans Blues Master

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  Here is  a post about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show. The

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Painting of Greek Olives

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting of Greek Lemons from Mytllini

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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BBQ tour of the US South: Complete Listings

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BBQ Part One: Louisiana vs. Texas. Whenever we take a long road trip and want to find places to stop with quick service that goes beyond the fast food chains we look for BBQ. I often do advanced research on the area where lunch might occur.    Here are nine of the posts.

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Painting of Fantasy World

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  and  Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe.  Here is  a post about the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen show.

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Painting of Greek Oranges from Mytilini

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Painting of Duke, the New Orleans Cat

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i am going to explore New Orleans and Louisiana themes in my painting for a while Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of Duke, who is an important part of my new home in New Orleans. This is the first painting I have done in 8 months since I was in Samos, Greece.

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Ten Paintings from Samos, Greece

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In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants,   Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe  and  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown is located at 615 S Carrollton Ave (504-866-5900). You

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Happy New Year from the Atchafalya Basin

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The Atchafalya Basin is a huge swamp in Louisiana that might become the future home of the Mississippi River according to some. Hope you have a great 2013. It is a beautifual place. with several state parks for camping, canoing, and walking. Here are two.

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