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Interested in purchasing eBooks locally? Google’s eBook program is being discontinued this January, but the American Booksellers Association has recently partnered with Kobo to enable independent booksellers to offer customers a full line of eBooks and eReaders.

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Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

What made Ernie K-Doe tick? Author Ben Sandmel comes as close as anyone could in answering that question about the wonderfully eclectic inner-workings of the artist who declared himself the Emperor of the Universe. Sandmel tells it like it was in his equally comprehensive and hilarious biography, “Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans.”

Through hundreds of interviews, personal experiences, extensive research and a mind to set things as straight as possible, Sandmel delves into the irrepressible K-Doe as a musician who topped the charts with his 1961 zinger “Mother-In-Law,” a flamboyant disc jockey on community radio station WWOZ, a no-holds-bared entertainer, a New Orleans icon with a deep love of his city, a husband, a lover and a man of many, many words.