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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.


Related Topix: Blues, African-American, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Clarksdale, MS, Vaughan, MS

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.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Harlem (New York, NY), Jazz, Black Entertainment

Sat Apr 12, 2014

American Reporter

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)


Related Topix: Northern Arizona University, Bertolt Brecht, Vocal, Classical, Kurt Weill, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Bobby Darin

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.


Related Topix: Ambient, Armstrong, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Wycliffe Gordon

The Times-Picayune

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."


Related Topix: Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Black Entertainment, New Orleans, LA, Violet, LA

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.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Bobby Darin, Classical, Kurt Weill

Visalia Times-Delta

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.


Related Topix: Three Rivers, CA, Jazz, Sidney Bechet, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Black Entertainment, Reedley, CA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

City Paper

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.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Black Entertainment, Duke Ellington, Jazz, New Jersey


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.


Related Topix: Nat 'King' Cole, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck

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.


Related Topix: Rock-N-Roll, Comedy Movies, High Society, Musical Movies, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Mon Apr 07, 2014

CBS News

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.


Related Topix: 60 Minutes, Entertainment, Television, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Sun Apr 06, 2014

CBS Local

'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.


Related Topix: Ambient, Armstrong, Jazz, Black Entertainment, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Queens, NY, New York, NY, CBS

Sat Apr 05, 2014

KISU-TV Pocatello

Theater Talk

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)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Black Entertainment, Jazz

Fri Apr 04, 2014

World News Report

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Winner & China's Ministry Of Culture Gold Medalist Infuse 'Night Rhythms'

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 4, 2014 / EINPresswire.com / -- Acclaimed guitarist Toni Aleman, a Lancaster, Calif.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Lancaster, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Power Line

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.


Related Topix: Ambient, Armstrong, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!, Theater, Arts, US News, Conservative Political News

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ambient, Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Frank Loesser, Theater, Arts

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Nation

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Theater, Arts, Bryan Cranston, Publishing, Media, New Times, Ambient, Armstrong

Hispanic Business

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.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Ambient, Armstrong

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.


Related Topix: Dr. John, Jazz, Blues, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Big Easy, Spain, World News,

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 .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Ambient, Armstrong