HEALTH: Several guests said it felt more like a spa than a clinic. In just a few years, Marcia Levy, Susan Lubin and their army of supporters raised the money for the comprehensive Seton Breast Center. Located above the west entrance of the Seton Medical Center on West 38th Street, the center is flush in pinks and grays, soft lines and fresh art. Few such things can really soften the blow of breast cancer and other severe conditions, but this place will go a long way in making the healing experience less brutal. And putting all the services in one place is priceless. One hundred or so guests toured the facilities on Thursday after hearing from a deeply moved and moving Levy, Lubin and other leaders for this ideally targeted project. (Sometimes Austin gets it just right.)

MEDIA: More on the next stage for podcasts. From Omar Gallaga and Tolly Moseley’s blog: "In Episode 6 of "Statesman Shots," Austin American-Statesman social writer Michael Barnes, who also pens stories about local lore and regional history, sat down with us to talk about the life of a social writer. He also helped our listeners learn how to behave during SXSW in a new segment we call "Faux Pas or No?" where we asked him to clarify some points of SXSW etiquette. Also discussed are travel guides and whether they’re an outmoded (or charmingly useful) tool for exploration, the GTD ("Getting Things Done") Movement of which Omar is an acolyte, and as always, our weekly recommendations in a segment we call "A Toast." http://shar.es/FDoPL(What fun to do.)

LBJ: Three, maybe four presidents to visit Austin in April. From Pat Beach’s story in the Statesman: "President Barack Obama will attend a major summit on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin on April 10, the White House confirmed Thursday. Obama will deliver a keynote address on the final day of the three-day summit, following Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton on the two previous days. President George W. Bush is tentatively scheduled to also speak on April 10. "On Thursday, April 10th, the President and First Lady will travel to the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, to deliver remarks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act," a White House statement said. LBJ Library head Mark Updegrove announced the summit — which will include panel discussions, special exhibits and other activities — this month. Tickets to the events will be available, and some events will be streamed online or aired on broadcast and cable networks." http://shar.es/FDf1y(Four presidents! Now that’s a "get.")

SCHOOL: Do not make those historic buildings into law offices! From Ralph K.M. Haurwitz’s story in the Stateman: "The University of Texas System plans to construct a $102 million headquarters in downtown Austin that would accommodate about 550 employees currently scattered among five buildings, officials told the Statesman on Thursday. The plan essentially mirrors one that was shelved in December 2012 when state lawmakers questioned it on the eve of a tight-budget legislative session. This time, UT System officials say, they have briefed legislative leaders and their staff members more thoroughly and have not encountered objections. Under the plan, the system would lease or raze the five downtown buildings it currently occupies and construct a 15-story headquarters on the north side of West Seventh Street between Colorado and Lavaca streets. System employees, who oversee and assist nine academic and six health campuses, would occupy 200,000 of the building’s 258,000 square feet, with the remainder leased for offices and retail shops." ttp://shar.es/FDrHT(Good for UT to consolildate. But turn O. Henry and Ashbel Smith into spots that extend the nightlife on West Sixth.)

MUSIC: What Louis Armstrong really thinks. From Ben Schwartz’s story in The New Yorker: " On October 31, 1965, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong gave his first performance in New Orleans, his home town, in nine years. As a boy, he had busked on street corners. At twelve, he marched in parades for the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys, where he was given his first cornet. But he had publicly boycotted the city since its banning of integrated bands, in 1956. It took the Civil Rights Act, of 1964, to undo the law. Returning should have been a victory lap. At sixty-four, his popular appeal had never been broader. His recording of "Hello, Dolly!," from the musical then in its initial run on Broadway, bumped the Beatles’ "Can’t Buy Me Love" from its No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top 100 chart, and the song carried him to the Grammys; it won the 1964 Best Vocal Performance award. By the time the movie version came out, in 1969, he was brought in to duet with Barbra Streisand. Armstrong was then widely known as America’s gravel-voiced, lovable grandpa of jazz. Yet it was a low point for his critical estimation. "The square’s jazzman," the journalist Andrew Kopkind called him, while covering Armstrong’s return to New Orleans for The New Republic. Kopkind added that "Among Negroes across the country he occupies a special position as success symbol, cultural hero, and racial cop-out." Kopkind was not entirely wrong in this, and hardly alone in saying so. Armstrong was regularly called an Uncle Tom." http://nyr.kr/NDaKSM(Insightful.)