Change of heart

June 30, 2010

Just as we couldn’t imagine New Orleans without the Mother-in-Law Lounge, so couldn’t many New Orleanians. As the Times-Picayune reports:

Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge owner
decides to try and keep it open, after all

By Alison Fensterstock

Just about a week after deciding that she would close the landmark tavern she took over after her mother’s death last year, Betty Fox has announced that she will try to keep the Mother-In-Law Lounge open after all. The outpouring of support that came after her announcement on June 20 prompted a change of heart, she said.

In a mass text sent out Tuesday afternoon, Fox wrote, “After heartfelt pleas and being reminded why I accepted this task of preserving my parents’ legacy, I’ve decided to try and keep the Lounge open — but I need the help and support of everyone in the community.”

Fox will host a benefit show at the Lounge on July 11, beginning at 5 p.m. Guitar Lightnin’ Lee. Ernie Vincent, Big Al Carson and Big Chief Alfred Doucette will perform.

No question: July 11 will be an evening to remember.

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