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Dr. John and Louis Armstrong: Charismatic ambassadors from New Orleans to the world

41 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissFive years ago I found a good excuse — not that one was ever really necessary — to check in with New Orleans favorite son Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John: Delving into the album he released at that time, “Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,” ... more info

Diana Ross Says She Was “Violated” By TSA Workers At A New Orleans Airport

73 days ago
DlistedI’m sure back in the 1970s when legendary Motown singer Diana Ross famously requested to “touch me in the morning..” this isn’t exactly what she had in mind. Because after encountering an allegedly very grabby TSA agent at Louis Armstrong New... more info

SoCal movie events & revivals, March 3-10: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and more

137 days ago
L.A. Times - Entertainment Hello, Dolly! Barbra Streisand plays the titular matchmaker in director Gene Kelly’s 1969 film version of the classic Broadway musical; with Walter Matthau, Tommy Tune, Michael Crawford and Louis Armstrong. LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.... more info

Louis Armstrong House Museum Hires a New Director to Guide Expansion Project

163 days ago
New York TimesKenyon Victor Adams, a 40-year-old artist and curator, hopes to bring Armstrong’s archive “into the 21st century.” more info

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Perform On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

211 days ago
JamBaseWatch St. Paul & The Broken Bones perform Louis Armstrong's "'Zat You Santa Claus" on last night's episode of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.' more info

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift know the secret to a great breakup song

217 days ago
New York PostClinically speaking, the best breakup song ever written is “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. “[It] is about a woman gaining control and making healthy boundaries for herself, to say ‘I need to have control, because yo... more info

Louis Armstrong’s Life in Letters, Music and Art

244 days ago
New York TimesStep inside the mind of one of America’s great virtuosos, thanks to a vast archive of his personal writings, home recordings and artistic collages. more info

Louis Armstrong House Museum Gets $1.9 Million From City

262 days ago
New York TimesThe funds are for the renovation of “Selma’s House,” the old home of the Armstrongs’ longtime neighbor Selma Heraldo. more info

Lil Wayne is a Rap Ambassador for New Orleans, Congressman Says

293 days ago
TMZPut Lil Wayne right up there with Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Aaron Neville, because "Tha Carter V" reaffirms him as one of NOLA's greatest musicians ever ... according to Rep. Cedric Richmond. We got the U.S. Congressman… more info

tix on sale: T-Pain, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Loudon Wainwright III, more

377 days ago
Brooklyn VeganPlus: Hilary Clinton added to Ozy Fest, Sinkane plays the Carnegie Hall Citywide series in Bryant Park and more tickets on sale, AND enter to win a pair of VIP passes to Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival with Action Bronson and The Lond... more info

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