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Friday Aug 29 | NOLA.com

Southwest Airlines adds daily flight to San Antonio, Texas, from New Orleans

In this June 4, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 comes in for a landing at Love Field in Dallas.


Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, New Orleans, Music!, Transportation, Drama Movies, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 737, Black Entertainment

Friday Aug 29 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Swing time with Chelsea Reed & the Fairweather Five

At the end of May, we did a charming Key Studio Session with the Philly jazzy swing band Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Five .


Related Topix: Fats Waller, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Philadelphia, PA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Charlie Parker

Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong .


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Kansas City, MO

Daily Echo

Recreating the spirit of the jazz age

AUDIENCES can take a step back in time to the golden age of jazz with a show at Christchurch's Regent Centre.


Related Topix: Dance, Cotton Club, Duke Ellington, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Cab Calloway

Wed Aug 27, 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


Dr. John's Louis Armstrong tribute 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat' is both too much and too little

From his landmark 1972 New Orleans rhythm & blues treatise "Gumbo" through more recent tributes to Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer, Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack has often turned to outside sources for material.


Related Topix: Dr. John, Blues, Ambient, Armstrong, New Orleans, Music!, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Drama Movies, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

All About Jazz is celebrating Lester Young's birthday today! Lester A'Prez" Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone.


Related Topix: Lester Young, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Sys-Con Media

Poo~Pourri Presents: The Best Places To Flush In Flushing

" for visitors who need to take care of their own "business" while in the tournament's host neighborhood.


Related Topix: Flushing, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Bennett returns to Binghamton U. on Saturday

Bennett returns to Binghamton U. on Saturday Fans of Tony Bennett might be surprised to learn that he thinks he has a lot to learn.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Louisiana: On the Big Easy beat

It was a spur of the moment decision. I needed to go to Florida to take care of some family matters, but decided that I would spend a few days in New Orleans.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Black Entertainment, Jelly Roll Morton, Travel

Your Leek Paper

Kevin Bryan's record reviews

Dr.John,"Ske-Dat-De-Dat...Spirit of Satch" - Mac Rebennack's latest CD offering finds the New Orleans singer and keyboardist paying tribute to another former product of the Crescent City as he immerses himself in a batch of songs made famous by the late great Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ambient, Armstrong, Gospel, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Meat Puppets, Pop/Rock

Sun Aug 24, 2014


New Recordings: Sinad O'Connor; Dr. John; Literature

It has been a long time since Sinad O'Connor was both an essential artist and an expert provocateur.


Related Topix: Dr. John, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Jazz, Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Uptown Flavor

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

"You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker" - the words of jazz great Miles Davis paying homage to the forefathers of a musical movement now celebrated around the world.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Louis Armstrong House Hosts Jazzmobile Block Party Today

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents its annual Jazzmobile Block Party today, August 21st from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm featuring the Ray Mantilla Septet.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Ambient, Armstrong

Pasadena Weekly

Hot and Haunting

The group plays a hot, toe-tapping musical blend featuring influences that include Django Reinhardt's signature gypsy jazz, 1930s-style European jazz and American roots artists, among them Squirrel Nut Zippers, Louis Armstrong and the Royal Crown Revue.


Related Topix: Django Reinhardt, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014

USA Today

Listen Up: New tributes to Satchmo, Johnny Cash, Crue

Listen Up: New tributes to Satchmo, Johnny Cash, Crue USA TODAY music critics review a trio of new tribute albums saluting Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash and Motley Crue.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Ambient, Armstrong, Metal, Motley Crue, Terence Blanchard, Music, Entertainment

Best of New Orleans

Out now: new releases from Dr. John, Benjamin Booker

Lo-fi demos of chugging blues numbers gave Booker a chance to flex his newly discovered gift of a voice, a smoke-rattled, throaty, note-sensitive whisper-growl not unlike that of blues greats before him.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Dr. John, Blues, New Orleans, LA, Ambient, Armstrong, Jazz, Black Entertainment


First Listen: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek,' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project.


Related Topix: Jazz, Tony Bennett, Black Entertainment, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald

Los Angeles Times

Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'

Dr. John, a.k.a. Mac Rebennack, says Louis Armstrong visited him in a dream. He's seen here playing in their shared hometown of New Orleans last year.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Dr. John, Blues, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment


New Dr. John LP - The Spirit of Satch

Dr. John tributes another New Orleans legend on his new LP out today, Louis Armstrong .


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