Thursday, March 21, 2019

free live jazz at L.A. Union Station

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Metro Art has partnered with KJazz 88.1 FM to present Jazz Tracks at Union Station, an extraordinary evening of free live jazz showcasing the next generation of artists, headlined by acclaimed jazz trumpeter Christian Scott.

Held April 6 from 4-9 p.m. at the station’s historic Ticketing Hall, Jazz Tracks will be hosted by KJazz personality, journalist and producer LeRoy Downs and includes four eclectic and contemporary jazz performances, a gallery space featuring photography from legendary jazz photographer Ave Pildas, an exhibition of jazz memorabilia from historian Sean O’Connell, jazz merchandise, poetry, and a jazz lounge.

Jazz Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Ryan Cross’s Jazz Eclectic
Black Nile
Vocalist Sara Gazarek

Additional festival activities will include scribes from the Poetry Society L.A. crafting personalized, jazz themed poems; an exhibition of jazz memorabilia from local jazz historian, author and aficionado Sean O'Connell; professional tarot card readings; jazz merchandise; and a jazz lounge.

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. More information:

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old style grocer's delivery bicycle, NZ

In the days before most people had cars, grocers would employ schoolboys/schoolgirls using bicycles like this to do delivery runs to customers to earn pocket money. Taylorville is a township on the north side of the Grey River not far from Greymouth; the map on the wall is unrelated. (Sue Lusk pic)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

spot the difference(s)

Seen on Facebook.  Whether or not this is totally accurate, it's true we have largely returned to the 1920s when there wasn't much to distinguish individual makes.

See this article

1938 Dodge sedan

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

1907 Napier Cabriolet and 1900 Tourer

No other details but it is clearly taken in London and from the look of it, in the early 1950s. Steve Bogdan says: Probably a London-to-Brighton run. The 1907 Landaulette 40-hp (K 3301) on the left was owned by H. W. Ardran who on July 4, 1959 drove it to win the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Veteran Car Rally (Edwardian Class, 267 miles. The 1900 Double Phaeton 8-hp (AP 3575) on the right was owned by the late Derek Grossmark, and still makes the London-to-Brighton run.