'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
New Orleans' heritage as the cradle of jazz helps it draw millions of visitors each year, and the city reminds them of that history with pamphlets, murals and bright neon. Yet numerous homes and music halls that incubated the art form have disappeared, with the city allowing the most recent of them to be razed late last year.
"To my knowledge, there is no home of a famous jazz artist from those two first decades enshrined," said Richard Wang, an emeritus music professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.