88, passed away on May 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Bayonne, Jane’s career spanned several occupations which included district manager for Avon, a keypunch operator, the proprietor of two novelty shops, and a domestic for Stanley Dancer. In her retirement, Jane served as a board member for her residence’s Unity Club. Jane was predeceased by her parents, Katherine and Matthew Szaro, her siblings Dr. Stephen E. Szaro, Adolf (Rudy) Szaro, Chester Szaro, and Jean (Szaro) Maceiko. She is survived by her son Louis Dall’ava, son Michael Mastrangelo and his wife Paula, daughter Michele Mastrangelo and her boyfriend Douglas Banta (Jane’s “Auggie”), grandson Evan Dubil, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friend Evelyn Carey, sister-in-law Norma Szaro and cousin Helen Warzecha. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home 20 E. 22nd St.
The iconic New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has just launched a new online database that contains show listings of every Jazz Fest since its inception in 1970. The searchable database is fairly simplistic but contains valuable historic records of every artist who’s played the festival, along with the time and venue of the performance. Some listing also contain specific notes related to performers present during the show. It’s also a super cool way of seeing how the festival has evolved over the years, with the jazz and blues heavy lineups from the 1970’s differing greatly from lineups of recent memory that span genres.Jazz Fest kicks off this weekend, so attendees can prep themselves by checking out the archive here. Unfortunately, the database doesn’t catalog the various historic late-night performances that have gone down across the Crescent City after hours, though the breadth of those performance would be an undertaking for the ages. Live For Live Music has created a guide to some of the choice Jazz Fest After Dark performances to catch this year however, for those preemptively fearing missing out after checking out official Jazz Fest Database here.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evacuations have been ordered in wildfire burn areas prone to mudslides as an atmospheric river storm pumped drenching rains into Southern California, while blizzard conditions buried the Sierra Nevada in snow. The storm took aim Thursday like a massive firehose at the central coast, where total rainfall over two days neared 14 inches in San Luis Obispo County. Across the state in the Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Mountain ski resort reported more than 7 feet of new snow on its summit, and blizzard warnings persist along both sides of the California-Nevada border.