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The Preservation Hall Story: Hot Jazz in New Orleans

Music made famous by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, operating continuously in the New Orleans French Quarter since 1961. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is joined by photographer, writer and clarinetist William Carter, author of the acclaimed book Preservation Hall.  

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Not Just Another Pretty Face: 'Girl Singers' of the Swing Era

Duke Ellington called Ivie Anderson his "good luck charm." The 'Liltin’ Miss Martha Tilton' was the 'Sweetheart of Swing' with her own radio show. Always dubbed 'girl singers' regardless of age, these stellar vocalists were not just another pretty face.

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