| Apr 23, 2012
Louis Armstrong International Airport has been under renovations for years, but now there's a push to hurry up and get them done. Vanessa Bolano has the update.
With thousands of passengers expected to fly in and out for the 2013 Super Bowl, it's no...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The Long Wharf Theatre explores the life of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong with the opening of Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the start of the theatre's 2012-13 season. The play, written by Terry Teachout after he completed his biography of Armstrong...
| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Jul 22, 2012
The Jazz Standards
A Guide to the Repertoire
Oxford University Press: 528 pp., $39.95
I like jazz but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:21 AM
On Tuesday, the new expedited airport security system dubbed TSA Pre Check was launched at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The system, already in place at a number of U.S. airports, works by pre-screening volunteer passengers— allowing them...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:36 PM
If given the choice, would you want butter or margarine? Sugar or artificial sweetener? Vinyl or digital music?
The answer to all, of course, is, yes. Give me the real thing. And for obvious reasons.
Butter doesn't have the trans fatty acids that...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:44 AM
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is extending its production of Terry Teachout's "Satchmo at the Waldorf."
The one-actor show is directed by Gordon Edelstein, and stars John Douglas Thompson as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong. The theater is extending...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Satchmo at the Waldorf
By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:05 PM
On Sunday a jazz mass was held at the historic St. Augustine Church in the Treme to honor jazz musician, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Afterwards a second line parade known as the "Satchmo salute" took over the streets. The festivities were all part of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A matchmaker meets her biggest challenge in "Hello, Dolly!," the latest production taken on by Laguna Beach High School's Park Avenue Players that opens this weekend.
The play, which takes place at the turn of the century in New York, first debuted in...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Major soloists play the Jazz Showcase all the time, but something special often happens when the star shares the stage with students.
The latest example came Thursday night, as trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – who has made a strong impression leading his...