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No Mo' Satchmo: Critic and Playwright Terry Teachout Wins $250,000 Prize from GOP's Lynde and Harry Brandley Foundation

by Ian Holubiak   May 5, 2014 09:30 AM EDT

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Ah, the right wing agenda may not be fitting for most liberal artists, that is if you consider yourself one.

Terry Teachout and his most recent concoction, a one-man show about Louis Armstrong's famous last performance at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, entitled Satchmo at the Waldorf, are the most recent winners of the Lynde and Harry Brandley Foundation's $250,000 prize.

The organization is, to say the least, a conservative company directed at awarding proponents of said conservative political thought.

But wherever you political compass may find you, the play has received some serious love on the Off Broadway front.

"Terry Teachout has distinguished himself, not just as a first-rate journalist, but as a supporter of the arts," the Bradley Foundation's president, Michael W. Grebe, said in a written announcement of the prize, which also cited Teachout's work as a biographer, a playwright and an opera librettist.

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