WBGO Blog
  • 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.

  • Gallery Reception a Big Hit!

    July 24, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    At the WBGO gallery reception for artist Chris Osborne, there were great friends, great performances, and a great treat in a surprise visit from the artist's friend...Tony Bennett!

    Mr. Bennett said a few words, and Ms. Osborne presented everyone in attendance with a gift of one her posters. Her art work features jazz and blues legends with the classic automobiles of their era.

    Chris Osborne's paintings will hang in the WBGO gallery until the end of July, then Hank O'Neals photos will go up.

    Gallery Reception

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