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#SatchmoFactoftheDay 3

Happy #Sunday!!! Today's #SatchFact is, #LouisArmstrong's personality won him fans of all colors, something rare for his time.

He was #engaging and #dynamic and is often quoted as calling the interviewer "Pops" or "dude" and "baby." He seemed to see a friend in anyone, no matter their rank. When Armstrong performed for King George V in 1932, he "ignored the rule that performers are not supposed to refer to members of the royal family while playing before them and announced on the brink of a hot trumpet break, 'This one's for you, Rex,'" noted The New York Times in Armstrong's obituary. In 2011, a #BBCradio documentary shared private recordings Armstrong had made, including one in which he described the meeting he and his wife had with Pope Pius XII in 1949: "The pope was such a fine little ol' fella, you know. Oh, he welcomes you so nice. My wife had to put on a veil, she sure was cute. … So the pope said, 'Have you any children?' I said, 'No, daddy, but we're workin' on it!'" This #satchmofactoftheday was brought to you by #legacy! #SatchmoFactofDay #Satchmo#LouisArmstrong #BlackHistory#LittleKnownBlackHistoryFact #jazz #neworleans#theater #theatrearts #blackarts #MosaicSatchmo#Mosaic



Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002


202-399-7993 ext 2


Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

In person: 2 hours prior to show on show days

Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.