Fats Domino Restored Piano - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 29° 57.694 W 090° 03.462
15R E 783950 N 3318169
Quick Description: Fats Domino piano can be seen at the New Orleans Jazz Museum located at 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2020 5:46:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM12E7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
An article from Dailymail.com reported that Fats Domino's piano was restored to its former glory after being severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The article reads: "A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino's home after Hurricane Katrina has had its classic looks restored and will be the centerpiece of an exhibit in New Orleans' French Quarter.

The piano was damaged after water poured through a broken levee during the August 2005 storm, flooding Domino's home in the Lower 9th Ward.

Its restoration came through $30,000 donated to the Louisiana Museum Foundation.

The largest gift of $18,000 came from Allan Slaight, a retired music producer in Miami. Other donations came from Sir Paul McCartney, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Tipitina's Foundation.

Greg Lambousy, director of collections for the Louisiana State Museum, described the restoration of Domino's piano as "painstaking" and a years-long process.

‘It was in really bad shape,’ he said. ‘It had been submerged in water for weeks.’

The piano was unveiled Thursday May 2, 2013 at the Old U.S. Mint, now a museum in the French Quarter." (visit link)

New Orleans Jazz Museum Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10AM – 4:30PM
Monday: Closed
Price of Admission: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:30 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:30 PM

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