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Café Mouffe: Happy BIrthday, Lou!

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 29, 2023 at 3:00pm   User  by Mark Willis

The café opens a day early to celebrate the birthday of my friend Lou Bourgeois. He is 91 today. We share a fondness for Duke Ellington’s incomparable altoist, Johnny Hodges, so this week’s Mouffe is devoted to Johnny and dedicated to Lou. Several years ago I gave him a CD featuring duets by Hodges […]

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Dinner with Literary Lions

Comments   1   Date Arrow  September 22, 2023 at 6:41am   User  by Mark Willis

Here’s a scene from the dinner with Lou Bourgeois that inspired last night’s edition of Café Mouffe. Every flaneur should come to rest on Friday night in such engaging company. The Pinot grigio was crisp, the seafood savory, and the conversation literary. We talked books, books, books. Lou was reading Edward Luce’s exploration […]

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