Louis Armstrong receiving a trophy from Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
A number of the greatest jazz musicians in the world gathered last night 1/8/1971 at the Tropicana Htel in Las Vegas to pay tribute to the "grandaddy" of jazz, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Seventy years old and still going strong, Armstrong received a trophy topped by a silver trumpet mouthpiece from two other all-time greats, Ella Fitzgerald (L) and Duke Ellington (R).
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Photographer George Pickow, known for his album cover photographs of musicians such as Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong, has died in New York, his son said.
George Francis, who was believed to be the oldest man in the United States, died in Sacramento, Calif., at age 112, friends and family members said.
Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct and star in a bio-picture about jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Jimmy Slyde, a leading U.S. tap dancer during the big-band era, has died in Hanson, Mass. He was 80.
The opening of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park has been delayed by major roof problems in the 1820s building that is its centerpiece.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas said it kicked off Black History Month in the attraction's Spirit of America Room by unveiling a wax figure of Jamie Foxx.
Some of New Orleans' historic wood-and-steel streetcars are back on track two years after Hurricane Katrina seriously damaged the line.
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Danny Barcelona, the longtime drummer in Louis Armstrong's band, died of cancer in a care facility in San Gabriel, Calif., at the age of 77.
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