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manny-pacheco's picture
The final recordings of Louis Armstrong can be yours through the Smithsonian Institute.  Six months before Satchmo died, he made one final appearance in 1971 at the Inauguration of incoming National Press Club President Vernon Louviere, a fellow native of New Orleans. Armstrong’s...
walter-rimler's picture
  This song was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (on roller skates) in Shall We Dance, a film released by RKO on May 7, 1937. This was the first George and Ira collaboration after Porgy and Bess. It was begun in New York just before they left for Hollywood in August 1936. In his...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Deadlines were met, bills got paid, house got cleaned, laundry got done, and I am totally packed and ready to go with 24 hours to spare. How did that happen???? Lordy! And it is so totally fall now. Almost overnight, fall fell around here. It is so gorgeous out there today -- in my opinion,...
john-braun's picture
40 years. That's a long time in my book, considering I wasn't yet alive 40 years ago. So, I could sit here and paint a picture of what it was like back in 1969, listening to the Mets make their championship run on the radio, enjoying the sounds of The Beatles in the background, letting my children...