12/14/11

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces 50th Anniversary Concert

Guests at Carnegie Hall show will include Trombone Shorty, Mos Def

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced the special guests that will join them on stage for their 50th anniversary performance. On January 7 at 8:00 p.m. the group will perform at Carnegie Hall with special guests the Del McCoury Band, Trombone Shorty, GIVERS, Allen Toussaint, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tao Seeger and Mos Def.

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The Louisiana State Museum has also launched a major exhibition celebrating Preservation Hall’s 50th anniversary at the Old U.S. Mint. Co-curated by Preservation Hall and the Museum, Preservation Hall at 50 tells the story of the venue’s history through artifacts, photographs, film and audio clips, as well as interviews and oral histories. The exhibit is open now and will run through 2012.

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