| Jul 9, 2012
30 years ago today Pan Am flight 759 crashed seconds after taking off from what's now Louis Armstrong Airport in Kenner. The plane plummeted to the ground killing everyone on board, eight on the ground, and scarring countless others. Vanessa Bolano...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 2:49 PM
He's following in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, better known as "Ambassador Satch" on his trips to places like Ghana.
For Shamarr Allen, it all started with a phone call similar to the one Louis received 50 years ago. "And they were like man we love...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline Wednesday night's Sunset Jazz show in Newport Beach with a concert paying tribute to Louis Armstrong.
The third season of the 11-show summertime jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
| 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 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hot Springs: Sherman John Syljuberget was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Selby to Carl and Rose (Ochsner) Syljuberget.
Sherman passed away at age 81 on Dec. 31, 2011, in Hot Springs.
As the owner of Bates Clothing Store throughout most of the 1960s and 1970s,...
| 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...