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  • In this March 12, 2014 photo, Earl D'Amico, 84, poses for a portrait in Joliet, Ill. D'Amico is a former Joliet restauranteur and businessman. Through his businesses D'Amico brought a variety of entertainers to Joliet, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo and Tina Turner. He shared some of his stories at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on March 16. (AP Photo/The Herald-News, Lathan Goumas)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    EXCHANGE: Owner tells story of bygone nightclub

    A pantomimist concentration camp survivor and a dry tuxedo helped put Joliet on the map.

  • Airport may harness the sun for power

    The sweeping curves and glass walls of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's planned new terminal building have defined that project since the design was released last month, but the futuristic architecture is not the only forward-looking aspect of the project.

  • **FILE** Workers squeegee water from the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium as rain fell at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium to get roof by 2017 under expansion plan

    The Ashe roof is part of a larger plan to rebuild and expand other courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. No. 2 stadium Louis Armstrong will eventually be covered, too.

  • In this Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 photo, the closed and boarded building that once housed the Eagle Saloon, where Louis Armstrong and Buddy Bolden used to perform, is seen on the right at the corner of South Rampart and Perdido Streets in downtown New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans jazz landmark razed in rebuilding push

    New Orleans' heritage as the cradle of jazz helps it draw millions of visitors each year, and the city reminds them of that history with pamphlets, murals and bright neon. Yet numerous homes and music halls that incubated the art form have disappeared, with the city allowing the most recent of them to be razed late last year.

  • In this July 23, 2010 photo, director Dan Pritzker, left, is seen on the set with actor Reno Wilson, playing Luis Armstrong, during the filming of the movie "Bolden" at Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Pritzker's 1st is silent film with live music

    Dan Pritzker has spent more than 15 years and millions of dollars trying to bring the story of a jazz singer of whom little is known to the big screen.

  • 'It's the human side' of jazz

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Herb Snitzer's photography from a half-century ago shows that there's more than one way to record a jazz musician.

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  • "I've been showing it to people with music just attached to it," he said. "Humility aside, it came out really well, and it plays completely."

    Pritzker's 1st is silent film with live music →

  • He stressed that the solar project can be added at any point in the construction of the new terminal and, whether or not it gets funded, the overall terminal project will continue toward its expected opening in 2018, to coincide with New Orleans' 300th anniversary.

    Airport may harness the sun for power →

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