[Dixielandjazz] Jazz landmarks being restored
csuhor at zebra.net
Tue Jun 28 15:05:15 EDT 2016
See the link below for good news about progress on restoring two major jazz history sites in New Orleans, the Iriquois Theater and the Karnofsky family tailor shop. Public and civic concern has long since reversed, but in 1964 the Louis Armstrong birthplace was razed in a rapid flurry of events in spite of attempts by attorney Harry Souchon (Doc’s brother) and the N.O. Jazz Club to move the Jane Street house to another site. I reported on the debacle in Down Beat, which ironically was the journal of record for jazz in the city in the 60s (along with the jazz club’s Second Line which dealt only with tractional and Dixieland activity) due to the indifference of the local dailies.
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