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Angela Hill

Tune in to "An Open Mind" for in-depth interviews and lively discussions about the things, people and events in our community!

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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?

Angela


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.


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10/10/2013 11:21AM
Angela: A visit today with Irma Thomas, the Queen of Soul
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10/10/2013 12:22PM
It's Raining!
Being a "YAT" from New Orleans, I've seen and heard Irma Thomas so many times. My all time favorite is "It's Raining". The last time I saw the Queen of Soul was when she sang at a Church on Washington in New Orleans that was renovated after Hurricane Katrina by the TV Show, "Extreme Home Makeover". The homebuilder I work for, Sunrise Homes, was part of the construction team and I was lucky enough to be in the Church when the "reveal" was taped. We all sang along with her as she celebrated the revival of that Church.
10/10/2013 12:38PM
Love Irma!
Agreed on "It's Raining!" It's the first song most of us think of when we hear her name. But you've got to love...."You can have my husband, but don't mess with my man!!" LOL
10/10/2013 4:00PM
Ima Queen of soul
Thanks Angela : Hearing the story from Ima herself is so heart warming Thank you
10/15/2013 6:41PM
Thank you Irma
I live in Chattanooga,Tn. For me it's just not Easter without hearing "Done Got Over." That song is all about new life and renewal. Thank you Irma.
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