(Field Notes) Geronimo Knows: Louis Armstrong Park

#fieldnotes and photographs from @geronimoknows Louis ”Satchmo” Armstrong is New Orleans’ most famous son. The legendary trumpeter was born 117 years ago in a section of the city once known as The Battlefield. Thick skin and heart were a prerequisite to survive there, but the challenges of Armstrong’s youth greatly added to the vibrancy of … More (Field Notes) Geronimo Knows: Louis Armstrong Park

Shaolin Jazz at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

View this post on Instagram The first time I visited the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, which was probably back in ‘07, I knew the space was special. Tucked away in the community of Anacostia, miles from it’s other Smithsonian counterparts, it is one of the “quieter” museums. For those who have experienced the Smithsonian corridor … More Shaolin Jazz at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Closing Soon: Smithsonian American History Museum “Artifact Walls: Ella Fitzgerald at 100”

Original Story appeared @TheMergingLanesProject Closing Soon (Washington, DC) American History Museum “Artifact Walls: Ella Fitzgerald at 100” through April 2, 2018. “Photographs, sheet music, album covers and costumes from the celebrated crooners career” [source: Where – Guide to Washington DC]