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2009-11-11 15:53:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last year, more than 20 of American music's most exciting artists traveled to Preservation Hall in New Orleans to collaborate with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on classic New Orleans repertoire. The end result is a timeless and joyous celebration of New Orleans music. Proceeds from the sale of the project will benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. The album is set for release on Fat Tuesday, February...

2009-05-04 16:05:00

JAM SESSION: AMERICA'S JAZZ AMBASSADORS EMBRACE THE WORLD ONLY WEST COAST SHOWING OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT Performances by the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet and a special celebration kick off exhibit on May 17 SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jazz Heritage Center today announced the unveiling of a groundbreaking new exhibit that chronicles a time when the U.S. government used American jazz musicians as front-line cultural diplomats instead of traditional symphony...

2009-04-02 16:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and Chuck Mangione launched the eighth annual Jazz Appreciation Month today with a special ceremony in the museum's Carmichael Auditorium marking the 100th anniversary of Benny Goodman's birth. The ceremony starts a month-long celebration of jazz that features performances, talks, tours and family-oriented events. A full schedule of events is available at smithsonianjazz.org. (Photo:...

2009-01-06 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World, a groundbreaking photographic exhibition organized and circulated by Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, will be on display in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building between Tuesday, January 6 and Friday, January 23, 2009. Jam Session chronicles one of America's most successful cultural diplomacy programs. Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State, Dizzy...

2008-10-08 13:00:00

Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct and star in a bio-picture about jazz great Louis Armstrong. Whitaker, who won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the big-screen drama "The Last King of Scotland," played music icon Charlie Parker in "Bird," and directed the films "Waiting to Exhale" and "Hope Floats." Variety.com said he will start shooting the Armstrong project "What a Wonderful World" next summer in Louisiana. "Amelia" and...

2008-09-08 03:00:16

By Anonymous Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport remains closed after Hurricane Gustav's battering of Louisiana. The airport has no commercial power at this time. A timetable for reopening has not yet been established. Credit: CityBusiness Staff (Copyright 2008 Dolan Media Newswires) (c) 2008 New Orleans CityBusiness. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 03:00:16

By Anonymous Officials at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are denying the rumor that the facility is out of fuel. All fuelers at Armstrong were released to allow their employees to evacuate, and planes are flying in with enough fuel to get back out as part of the airport's emergency plan. All commercial air service at Armstrong will cease around 6 p.m. Credit: CityBusiness Staff Report (Copyright 2008 Dolan Media Newswires) (c) 2008 New Orleans CityBusiness....

2008-09-03 09:00:26

Fans of iconic jazz legend Louis Armstrong can now purchase newly discovered recordings from hundreds of digital retail stores courtesy of a new deal between Musical Heritage Society's MusicMasters label, a premier specialty label, and The Orchard (NASDAQ: ORCD), a global leader in digital music and entertainment. The pact gives The Orchard exclusive worldwide digital distribution and marketing rights to MusicMasters' extensive catalogue of essential and rare classical and jazz...

2008-09-01 03:00:16

By Guillet, Jaime Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials are in a normal "watch and wait" mode as they prepare for a potential hurricane evacuation scenario. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said airport officials met this morning to discuss emergency plans, but it is "up to the airlines to cancel flights when they feel it is no longer safe to operate." "It all depends on the safety of the traveling public," Wilcut said. "(Flight cancellations) are all flexible and...

2006-08-07 08:12:02

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Trumpets wailed and tubas boomed as New Orleanians danced in the streets on Sunday, on a weekend celebrating jazz great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong's birthday and praying for the return of musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. "Without Louis Armstrong, we wouldn't really have a clue. He gave us a foundation," said Troy Andrews, known as 'Trombone Shorty', but whose trumpet solos brought down the house during a jazz mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church in...


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