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Patrons Of The Arts: Sydney & Walda Besthoff

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What is it that led the third-generation owner of an iconic New Orleans-based drugstore into the world of art? And how did his participation in the art world alter the way he looked at things? This week on Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin talks with Sydney Besthoff and his wife Walda about how art became part of their lives.

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

This story originally referred to K&B's sale date as 1977. It was in fact 1997, and the audio has been revised to reflect that change.

WWNO has lost a dear member of its community in Sharon Litwin, co-founder and president of NolaVie. She passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. Read a tribute to Sharon on