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LEH names THNOC’s Ernie K-Doe biography 2013 Humanities Book of the Year

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LEH names THNOC's Ernie K-Doe biography 2013 Humanities Book of the Year

March 2013 | New Orleans, LA - "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans," written by Ben Sandmel and published by The Historic New Orleans Collection in 2012, continues to receive accolades. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has selected the biography as one of two works to receive the Humanities Book of the Year. The honor is shared with "The Accidental City" by Lawrence N. Powell-both books will be recognized at LEH's annual awards luncheon Saturday, April 6, at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

Volume two in The Historic New Orleans Collection's Louisiana Musicians Biography Series, "Ernie K-Doe" chronicles the unique odyssey of the self-proclaimed Emperor of the Universe. Generously accented with 137 full-color photos-some of which were never before published-this visually stunning book deftly captures why K-Doe is still so beloved in New Orleans, more than a decade after his death. Sandmel, a journalist and a musician, takes readers backstage in his intimately framed biography, which features exclusive interviews with K-Doe, his wife Antoinette Dorsey Fox, their family and friends and more than 100 musicians, including Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville and Dr. John.

Edited by THNOC senior editor Sarah Doerries and designed by independent graphic designer Alison Cody, "Ernie K-Doe" has garnered national and international praise since its publication. Rolling Stone magazine gave it a four-star review, and Publishers Weekly described it as "a terrific biography of the much-missed performer." Kirkus Reviews named the publication one of the top 100 nonfiction books of 2012, and the Times-Picayune named it one of the 10 best Louisiana-based books of 2012. Praise also came from the Los Angeles Times, NPR and USA Today, among others.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a Louisiana non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianians. It aims to provide access to and an appreciation of Louisiana's rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects and other public humanities programming. Tickets for the annual awards luncheon can be purchased online at, and for more information call (504) 620-2632.


Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Collection offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions and a research facility. Visit or call (504) 523-4662 for details.