Monday, March 19, 2007

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band anoints Shreveport Municipal Auditorium with traditional Crescent City melodies Sat, Mar 24, 8 pm

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Originally uploaded by Micke-fi.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will toodle a benefit concert for the One Great River organization at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Sat, March 24, at 8 pm, says Mandy Perdue.

One Great River is an organization which encourages teenagers to lead healthy lifestyles. One Great River is winner of the prestigious National Exemplary Prevention Program Award.

As a teacher who has helped choose students for the OGR program I must say that parents and students uniformly praise the program. It seems to me a very well-operated and deserving organization.

And as a lover of le jazz hot, I have to say, consider bringing your children and all your friends to absorb the charm and history inherent in the sounds of the Preservation Hall band. In the Bayou State listening to these rhythms and melodies - derived, by the way, from spirituals - is a healing ritual as well as plain fun.


Municipal Auditorium box office hours:
11 am – 4 pm Wed through Sat.
1 pm – 4 pm on Sun.
Discounts for groups of ten or more: One Great River (318) 798-0880. Tickets available at the door the night of the show - provided the show isn’t sold-out. It is an alcohol free event, open to all ages.

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