"When the Saints Go Marching In"
"When the Saints Go Marching In" has been adopted as the anthem of the city of New Orleans and is the fight song of its football team, The Saints, named in its honor.
Mardi Gras of 1873 provided the occasion for a bold display of political commentary and costume artistrly by the Mystick Krewe of Comus.
In 1947 playwright Tennessee Williams premiered A Streetcar Named Desire, a critically acclaimed theatrical work that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948.
A native of Italy, Achille Peretti immigrated to the United States in 1884 following government repression of the First International, a leftist association of socialists and labor leaders to which he belonged.
Albert Jiles was a traditional and brass band drummer who performed regularly at Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
Albert Warner is best remembered as a traditional jazz and brass band trombone player from New Orleans.
Alberta Kinsey settled in New Orleans in the 1920s where she was actively associated with the French Quarter Renaissance.
Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau was an early jazz guitarist, string bassist, and dancer from New Orleans.
Jazz drummer Alex Bigard had a successful career as a recording artist and musician in New Orleans for much of the twentieth century.
Alexandre Alaux, born in France in 1851, came to Louisiana at the age of six. After studying in Europe, Alaux returned to Louisiana, where he painted with his children until his death in 1932.
Alfred Boisseau lived and painted in New Orleans from 1845 to 1849 and was one of the earliest known artists to open a studio in the city.
New Orleans native Alice Dunbar-Nelson was one of the founders of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement.