January 4, 2003 |
Huey P. Long: icon or the closest this country came to having a dictator? Louisiana state historians will renew this debate on Long, "The Kingfish," in a new museum. The fiery governor and U.S. senator will be featured alongside Louis Armstrong in a permanent exhibit called "Huey and Louis: Two Louisiana Icons" at the Louisiana State Museum's Baton Rouge museum, to open in early 2005. Armstrong was an easy pick. His influence on the world of music is unquestioned. But mixing Louis with Huey?
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March 15, 2010 |
The corporate-takeover shark played by Michael Douglas in the movie "Wall Street" brandished a replica and bragged about it as "the rarest gun in the world." An Indonesian billionaire paid $1 million for the real thing, and it became known as "the million-dollar Luger." That was in the late 1980s, when the Douglas line "greed is good" captured the spirit of the times. On Sunday, under very different economic circumstances, the coveted .45-caliber Luger found a new owner for half that price at a public auction in Anaheim.
April 23, 1991 |
Jenny Holzer will be the 1991 Zeitlin Lecture speaker at Cal State Long Beach's University Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Holzer, an artist from New York who represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1990, is best known for the messages she flashes on light-emitting diode signs, text-art that adopts the familiar form of commercial messages on T-shirts, billboards and park benches in order to address such issues as sexuality, death and war.
July 25, 1993 |
Huey Long is going to graduate from high school--more than half a century after he was assassinated. Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously Thursday to approve the honorary degree from Winnfield High School, in Long's hometown about 200 miles north of Baton Rouge. Long's son will accept the diploma on Aug. 30--the 100th anniversary of his father's birth--as part of the dedication of the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield.
April 26, 2008 |
NEW ORLEANS -- The jazz collection that for two decades before Hurricane Katrina was housed in the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans will be overhauled, updated and, in about two years, moved back into its historic French Quarter home. The collection includes sheet music, photographs, records, manuscripts and instruments from some of the city's earliest jazz musicians. Among the most prized items in the collection is a cornet once played by Louis Armstrong.
October 19, 1986
As an art historian who is immensely grateful for the resources and personal assistance available in the truly specialized museums in New Orleans' Vieux Carre, I take exception to free-lance writer Carol P. Smith's article on special museums in the French Quarter (Sept. 28). Apparently in the struggle to include a few offbeat "gee-whiz" attractions, the writer not only strayed outside the historic quarter to find another, but neglected to mention the majority of genuine specialized museums in the Vieux Carre.