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April 15th Ought to Be a National Holiday
Bessie Smith earned the title of "Empress of the Blues" by virtue of her forceful vocal delivery and command of the genre.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for ...
THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
MomentumA Drawn-Out Death
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 8, 2009 -- Halfway through the second act of an innovative Northern Arizona University production of "The Threepenny Opera" one demonstrator in a New York City crowd waves the sign: "AIG IS CRUEL !!!" Such is the topical and often humorous adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play and Kurt Weill's songs, as the realities of ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Louis Armstrong House Museum to Celebrate International Jazz Day at Birdland, 4/30
Celebrate International Jazz Day with David O stwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band & the Louis Armstrong House Museum at Birdland on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
Rude cab driver? In Jefferson Parish, it could cost a cabbie his license
Taxi cabs gather at the Louis Armstrong International Airport awaiting fares. Cabs whose permits were given by Jefferson Parish could see them revoked under a new law, if a driver is found to have not conducted him or herself in a "polite and professional manner."
Wed Apr 09, 2014
"Threepenny Opera" comes to Bergen Community College April 11
WHEN: Friday to April 19. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. matinees this Saturday and April 19. First he was the toast of Berlin.
Jazzaffair returns to Three Rivers for weekend festival
Three Rivers will have all the jazz a fan can handle this weekend at the 42nd annual Jazzaffair sponsored by the Sierra Traditional Jazz Club.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The Foul and Fabulous Art of Potty Photography
Steve Gottlieb didn't always intend to take pictures of toilets. Before he became a photographer, Gottlieb was a corporate lawyer.
Nat King Cole kicks off Jazz on the BBC
Jazz lovers will find delights aplenty on the BBC this May. BBC Four announces a season dedicated to jazz, featuring rare archive footage of some of jazz's greatest performers and smoothest voices.
Black Country Bugle
Wolverhampton theatre shook when Bill Haley and Comets played
RE the letter from Robert Hale in The Bugle . I saw Louis Armstrong at the Roller Rink in Bearwood.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
60 Minutes/Vanity Fair: Music
Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for April 2014. They say April is for lovers and so is this month's poll, for lovers of music that is.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
'Satchmo At The Waldorf' Shows Another Side of Louis Armstrong
From his first recordings in the early 1920s to his death in 1971 in Queens, legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong played the world.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Playwright Terry Teachout and actor John Douglas Thompson discuss Teachout's new play, Satchmo at The Waldorf, about the last years of jazz legend Louis Armstrong, in which, The New York Times tells us, "John Douglas Thompson vividly resurrects Armstrong.By the show's end, you sense the profound fortitude that lay beneath the avuncular surface of ... (more)
Fri Apr 04, 2014
A tour de megaforce
Terry Teachout traces his interest in Louis Armstrong to the time his mother called him in from outdoors to see Armstrong sing on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Your Weekend Starts Now 4/3/14
NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Racial Politics in the New York Theater-With Lyndon Johnson and 'Satchmo'
Two wildly different takes on the racial politics of our time opened in New York theaters in the past two weeks.
America Savors... Jazz Appreciation Month
For the enthusiast who wishes to learn more about jazz, the following brief summary prepared by , the Smithsonian's curator of American music, offers a useful starting point.
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Musician/promoter touts local talent for Prestige show
Anyone who has devoured those Baton Rouge baby-back ribs or Creole jambalaya at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill on a Thursday night have most likely heard the smokin' sounds of guitarist Les Copeland.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
In Performance: Satchmo at the Waldorf' John Douglas Thompson
This week's New York Times In Performance video features actor John Douglas Thompson in a scene from "Satchmo at the Waldorf," Terry Teachout 's one-man show which explores the life of legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong .