We announced our 2006-2007 season today (the link can be found here - much more to come about next season on this blog at a later date). Anyway, leading off the season will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with a wild new Mardis Gras-inspired show called The New Orleans Revue. Let's just say it involves more than just the band and leave it at that for now. But that's just my preamble (Muskrat Ramble?): Preservation Hall itself is reopening today and we want to wish them well. Here's an article from The Chicago Tribune as a warm up (I'll see if I can find something from The Crescent City...). And here's hoping they have a great time, make a lot of people smile - not to mention make a lot of the money they surely need.
UPDATE: I neglected to mention that the opening of Preservation Hall was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which opened this weekend with a remarkable number of popular artists on the bill(s). Here's a bit of coverage from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Love at Fest Site.