Angela: A visit today with Irma Thomas, the Queen of Soul
There wasn't a time in her life when she didn't sing. We're talking about the Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas.
How lucky for us that such an integral part of the fabric of our nation's best music is from right here in New Orleans.
For more than five decades, she has been the sound that helped define this city. A voice that is at one moment all power, and the next, all heart.
It's really no surprise when you know the woman she is. A mother and wife at 14...A Grammy winner at 68. This is a woman with a phenomenal story of love and perseverance.
What a treat it will be to sit down and talk with a woman who has lived not an easy life...but, one of joy.
Join me today, won't you?
P.S. I had a wonderful time visiting with Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan yesterday, as they talked about their long-term partnership as the voices of the Saints Radio Network, as well as telling us a couple of hilarious stories about their time together. Click HERE to hear the podcast and video of our chat...
Also today on "An Open Mind:" Bullying is such an issue, there’s a national campaign to end it. Have you or someone you loved ever been bullied? PLUS: Americans work more hours than ever, and with cell phones, we stay connected all the time. That means increased stress. What are the biggest stressors, and what's the best ways to de-stress? ALSO: Another Open Book, with New Orleans “Queen of Soul,” Irma Thomas.