Monday, November 28, 2005

Reopening Preservation Hall


Preservation Hall
Originally uploaded by kfoz.
Press Street, the literary and visual arts collective that I recented founded with friends in the Bywater, wanted to do something to celebrate Tom Piazza's new book "Why New Orleans Matters." Actually, one of our main goals is to just actually DO things. But also, to do things a little differently. So rather than doing a regular reading for this book, we wanted to come up with something that would sum up the whole experience of New Orleans.

How about Preservation Hall? I said, not really thinking that we would be able to do something there. And, in fact, the Hall has been closed since the storm, with musicians all out of town and touring. But with the help of ReaganBooks/HarperCollins, we will be hosting a "one time only" opening of Preservation Hall on Tuesday December 6th from 6-8pm. A quartet will perform, books will be signed, and it is all free and open to the public.

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