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Author talk & book signing - "The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years": Tues. Sept. 20th

Members of the Rutgers community and the general public are invited to a free talk and book signing by the author of "What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years" on Tuesday September 20th.

The event will be held in the Dana Room, on the 4th floor of the John Cotton Dana Library, on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The event begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and a program at 6:00 p.m.

Author Ricky Riccardi RC'04, GSN'05, an alumnus of Rutgers MA in Jazz History and Research program and the archivist of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, will discuss his recent book and share images of Louis Armstrong from the Museum archives. Mr. Riccardi's book covers the last 25 years of this beloved and well-known musician's life. The evening will include a performance by Marty Napoleon, pianist for Louis Armstrong, and trumpeter and Armstrong expert Randy Sandke. Books will be available for purchase.

This event is cosponsored by the Rutgers-Newark Alumni Association and the John Cotton Dana Library.

For more information on this event, please contact Janet Giorgio in the Dana Library Administration office at 973/353-5223 or

Posted September 12, 2011