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New Orleans to Host Satchmo SummerFest

Louis Armstrong will be remembered with a celebration of his 100th birthday at the Satchmo SummerFest in his hometown of New Orleans, La. The event will take place August 2-5 and will include a free music festival, seminars and children’s activities.

The weekend will integrate music, dance, art and food to celebrate Satchmo’s life achievements. Highlights of the event include recollections of Armstrong by friends and musical associates, performances by local artists and a smorgasbord of specially created dishes named after Armstrong’s songs (think “Struttin’ With Some Barbeque” and “Big Butter & Egg Man”).

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