Arts in Brief

Jazz great Louis Armstrong practices his horn at his Corona, N.Y., home in this June 21, 1971 photo. A live recording of Armstrong playing his trumpet for one of the last times was played April 27 at the National Press Club in Washington where the performance originally was recorded in January 1971.

NEW YORK – Every dog has its book deal.

Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who appeared in the Oscar-winning “The Artist,” has a memoir coming. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced that “Uggie: My Story” will come out in October. His tale of tails will be transcribed by biographer and presumed dog whisperer Wendy Holden.

Uggie’s other films include “The Descendants” and “Water for Elephants” so there may be dish on George Clooney and Reese Witherspoon.

Kyra Sedgwick’s “The Closer” is ending on TNT after seven years, but most of its actors won’t be out of work.

“Major Crimes” is taking up where “The Closer” left off, with Mary McDonnell reprising her role as Capt. Sharon Raydor, along with “Closer” vets G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene, and guest stars Robert Gossett and Jon Tenney. The show will premiere Aug. 13 following the final “Closer.”

NEW YORK – Broadway’s newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles with long, black curly hair who is already a Broadway veteran.

Lilla Crawford is slated to play the title role in a fall revival of the Tony Award-winning musical “Annie.”

Lilla made her Broadway debut in 2011 in the closing cast of “Billy Elliot.”

‘Annie’ tells how the Depression-era orphan girl finds happiness with a grouchy millionaire and a lovable dog.

Lilla beat out more than 5,000 other girls to play Annie during a coast-to-coast search that spanned nine months.

Actresses who have had their start in “Annie” include Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Ringwald and Sutton Foster.

NEW YORK – A rare watercolor study by Paul Cezanne believed lost for nearly 60 years fetched more than $19 million at a New York City auction on Tuesday.

Christie’s auction house said “A Card Player” was sold to an anonymous buyer. The watercolor was a study for Cezanne’s celebrated series of oil paintings titled “Card Players.” It was rediscovered this year in the collection of the late Dr. Heinz Eichenwald, a collector from Dallas, Texas.

The French post-impressionist artist created the five-painting “Card Players” series between 1890 and 1896.

Wire reports