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  • Terence Blanchard, Live from New Orleans

    July 30, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet performs Friday night at 8:30pm EDT. Why the mention of time zone? Because he's performing at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans. It's the same space he recorded his latest album, and it's an amazing building - currently in the midst of a huge renovation. The walls just ooze history. Check out some photos of the space below - where we're setting up lighting, cameras (for documentary shooting), and of course space for an audience. Join us tomorrow night at 8:30pm on 88.3fm in New York and right here online for audio and video!

  • Louis Armstrong House Slides

    July 27, 2009. Posted by Grey Johnson.

    Take a look at what fun we had when 60 WBGO Members visited the Louis Armstrong House Museum last Saturday. We were welcomed both by Michael Cogswell the Director of the Museum and by 86 year old Selma Heraldo, Louis and Lucille's next door neighbor! We snacked in the Armstrong's Japanese Garden (Louis convalesced there at the end of his life), saw an amazing exhibit of Louis's collages on recording tape boxes, and learned about the humility of this world-renowned star who was very happy in his Queens neighborhood and didn't need a fancy mansion on Long Island. After a wonderful tour (if you haven't been you really should go) we went off to Pio Pio Peruvian Chicken Restaurant nearby to stuff ourselves. Thanks to everyone who came and all who made this such a terrific day. If you were there, or would like to have been, leave a comment and record of what you saw or would like to see, on this blog.

  • Louis Armstrong House Trip

    July 24, 2009. Posted by David Rosenak.

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    Here's a preview of what we will be seeing tomorrow on our Members-only trip tomorrow morning to the Louis Armstrong House and Museum.  We'll also be lunching together afterward at the Pio Pio Restaurant in Queens.  Stay tuned for more details and photos of our trip.