Armstrong Park

Wednes­day, March 29th, and today our Fea­tured Music is Vocal Mag­ic — pieces from sev­er­al gen­res explor­ing the musi­cal capa­bil­i­ties of the human voice.

Then we have for you the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we sug­gest things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid. This time,  we vis­it Arm­strong Park, a Sec­ond Life depic­tion of the park in New Orleans that cel­e­brates jazz musi­cian Louis Arm­strong.  Tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic. We used to play the same episode of “Engines” through­out the day, but now, if you’re lucky, you can catch as many as three.

In the phys­i­cal New Orleans there is a 32-acre park locat­ed in the Tremé neigh­bor­hood, just across Ram­part Street from the French Quar­ter: Louis Arm­strong Park.

In Sec­ond Life, the park is full of infor­ma­tion sta­tions that link to videos and oth­er infor­ma­tion about Mr Arm­strong: set among the love­ly ponds, sculp­tures, con­ve­nient bench­es, flow­ers and trees, it makes for a won­der­ful place to explore and discover.

To learn more, tune in on Wednes­day or Sat­ur­day at 12 noon or 4 pm Pacific/SLT between now and mid-April.

S03E03 —  Arm­strong Park
Own­ers: SchMoke Seelowe & Kemi­jah Renegade-Seelowe
Arm­strong Park — Moderate

…and for more on the phys­i­cal Arm­strong Park, fol­low these links:
The Cul­tur­al Land­scape Foundation
Some orig­i­nal peri­od record­ings appear­ing in today’s pro­gramme may con­tain neg­a­tive stereo­types or lan­guage now regard­ed as offen­sive. Such mate­ri­als should be seen in the con­text of the time peri­od and as a reflec­tion of atti­tudes of the time. The record­ings are part of the his­tor­i­cal record, and do not rep­re­sent the views of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio.