SL Hot List: Restaurants, Restorations & Rhythm

September 24, 2012 | By | Comments (1)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Photo courtesy Preservation Hall Jazz Band © Shannon Brinkman

Hey, it’s Monday! Another work week commences and another chance to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening in the South. 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary CD. New Orleans’ legendary ensemble does it up for its big 5-0. Tomorrow, the group releases a four-disc retrospective box set, and an album of live recordings from its commemorative show at Carnegie Hall this year featuring collaborations with the likes of Blind Boys of AlabamaMos Def, and My Morning Jacket.

The Lyric Theatre’s New Sound. Although it is only in the first phases of an $18 million renovation, the 1914 Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced its first 21st-century show. Local 1930s jazz group The Chad Fisher Group will play on Friday, September 28 (tickets here). The former vaudeville theater, which has been mostly abandoned for two decades, is scheduled to be fully restored by its 100th birthday in 2014.

D.C.’s New Union Market. The revamped Union Market in the District’s NoMa neighborhood has plenty of of farm-fresh produce and artisan keepsakes tacked on with star power. You’ll find outposts for the Rappahannock River Oysters, D.C. Empanadas, and up next a soda shop serving up eggs creams and malts from one of the city’s renowned mixologists, Gina Chersevani.

Jackson Restaurant Week. Jackson, Mississippi’s food scene has been creating a buzz in recent years. Try some of the best city’s best eateries such as Mint the Restaurant, Parlor Market, and Babalu Tapas & Tacos during Restaurant Week September 30 through October 6, when chefs will be putting forth their best dishes at discounted prices.

Kacey Musgrave’s debut single. This little lady is set to be the next big thing in country, and her new single, “Merry Go ‘Round” is a great preview of things to come with her first album out next year.

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