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Satchmo at the Waldorf – Come Meet Louis

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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When Louis (he prefers that you pronounce the s) Armstrong, aka John Douglas Thompson, hobbles into his dressing room in The Waldorf Astoria, coughing and

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American Cool – From Jazz to Jobs, McQueen to Prince

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Americans are cool. We’re not just talking about the Sochi Olympics. Long before snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg coined phrases like “shreddin’ the gnar” and “stoked,” Americans

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Bird Amongst the Blossom:
A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook

Friday, October 26th, 2012
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“The bird is me, the Blossom is Dearie.” Jaye Maynard was first made aware of Blossom Dearie when she heard her sing “Figure Eight” on

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Art on Park Avenue

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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It’s summer. Take a lunchtime walk. If you’ve got kids, bring them with you. Or invite friends to stroll up Park Avenue between 52nd and

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