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8 Cool Jobs

By Morgan Packard, New Orleans Magazine

As a rum maker I’m passionate about the fermentation and distillation process, and I’ve set out to make an incredible rum. The drive is great and the hard work is fruitful. Old New Orleans Rum’s 20th anniversary King Creole has just been named the highest rated rum in America and equal to the best in the world according to the American Beverage Tasting Institute. What is the most fun part of your job? It’s a wonderful thing to make something that’s beautiful or poignant. It’s a great feeling to release something that will give others continual pleasure. What makes it less cool? Time pressures to stay up and complete a work, and the pressures to expand the business aspects. 

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Artist in Residence – James Michalopoulos and his family thrive on the creative energy in their funky, livable, lovable home in Faubourg Marigny.

By Jackie Borchardt, New Orleans Homes at Lifestyles

Frenchmen Street hosts a nightly party for hipsters, tourists, and anyone else thirsty for good music and a lively vibe. Local musicians, artists and luminaries feel at home in the scene – and it is home for artist James Michalopoulos, who sometimes strolls around the block, glass of wine in hand, to get some fresh air and inhale that energy.  

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The Indescribable Wow

by Rich Collins, Gambit, New Orleans

James Michalopoulos is seriously out of breath. It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and the painter is finally able to break away from the action at his Chartres Street studio for an interview. 

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