Backstage With Louis Armstrong Is Jan. 18 At UTC

Monday, January 7, 2013

The UTC Music Department will present Backstage with Louis Armstrong, featuring guest vocalist Danny Mullen. The performance will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is presented free of charge and is open to the general public. 

Review for Backstage with Louis Armstrong:

Legendary singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong was among the 20th century’s most celebrated performers. This premier trumpet player from New Orleans rose to incredible international fame from abject poverty, racial struggle, jealousy and heartbreak. He parlayed tremendous musical virtuosity and an exuberant personality which enabled him to reach the heights of American music and popular culture. His raspy-voiced renditions of “What a Wonderful World,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” remain classics to this day. “Backstage with Louis Armstrong” features the great entertainer in his element: holding court after a show, regaling visitors with hilarious stories and tender anecdotes.  

Dramatist Danny Mullen leads the audience through this theatrical journey back in time to discover the high points and low points of Armstrong’s life. Mullen has delighted audiences from New York to New Orleans in this one-man show and will keep any onlookers’ rapt attention for the entire journey through Armstrong’s personal life. 

If requiring additional information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, please contact the Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music


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