Louis Prima, the New Orleans-born trumpeter and lounge entertainer who was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008, received a national accolade on July 25 when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. It was the centerpiece of a day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Prima's children, Louis Jr. and Lena, were on hand to honor their father, and the younger Prima performed his father's music with his band The Witnesses.
If you're going to L.A. and you want to check out Louis, his star is at 1617 Vine Street (in front of the Ricardo Montalban Theater). And his act never, ever get s