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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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