The pioneer of bebop, long before he died earlier this month, was explaining that he couldn’t have extended jazz to its esoteric limits unless Satchmo had innovated the medium. Armstrong, with his horn dragging jazz out of the South and smoky clubs, laid the groundwork for Dizzy, with his bulbous cheeks and bent trumpet, to soar further in the musical range. No Kennedy, no Clinton.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
There was a sense of a special occasion in Washington on Inauguration Day as William Jefferson Clinton took the presidential oath of office outside the Capitol building. Afterward, one of the choice places to be was the Canadian Embassy 10 blocks away, where architect Arthur Erickson’s bold design graces Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue.
Just before 9 a.m. on Jan. 21, Statistics Canada in Ottawa formally declared that the economic recession was over. But neither that pronouncement nor any real economic recovery came soon enough for Royal Trust. Indeed, just one day earlier, Royal Trustco Ltd., the holding company that owns the venerable trust company, announced that it was putting itself up for sale.By BRENDA DALGLISH8 min
Like many of my fellow residents in Britain, I am currently purple with embarrassment over the behavior of our royals. “Well,” said my milkman stoically, “we’ve got a future King that wants to be a Tampax box and a future Queen that makes Lady Macbeth look naive.”By BARBARA AMIEL5 min
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