| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:42 AM
To some, the Whiffenpoofs might represent some fantasy of Yale—quaffing ale in harmony at Mory’s, pining for the days when the college was all male and students wore tuxedos instead of denim.
Oh, they dress well and sing like angels. But The...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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As a youth, Bryan Ferry immersed himself in the “trad jazz” scene thriving in pre-Beatles England, and began a lifelong fascination with Louis Armstrong’s early combos, Dixieland and ragtime. “The Jazz Age&...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:41 AM
An Orlando Ballet collaboration, tributes to Elton John and Louis Armstrong, beloved Rossini opera "The Barber of Seville" and performances by Eatonville-boy-turned-Broadway-star Norm Lewis and pianist Jon Kimura Parker are among the highlights of the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:30 AM
On the north end of Townline Road between U.S. 31 and Little Traverse Bay is the former hotel and dance hall of Zack White.
Zack White was a band leader in the early 1900s and friend of Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. Both of these greats are reputed...
| Feb 8, 2013
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the Northeast and the resulting flight cancellations across the region, the 3 Cohens concert scheduled for Feb. 9 has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded at the Miniaci box office.
George Wein's Newport All-...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Three people aboard an American Eagle flight from New Orleans were slightly injured this morning from turbulence the plane ran into as it was descending to land at O'Hare International Airport, officials said.
Flight 3720, a Bombardier CRJ-700, was...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:59 AM
My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain.
We want her to know a little bit more about...