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November 8, 2012

Preservation Hall brings a 'Creole Christmas' to Long Center

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band will bring its "Creole Christmas" performance to Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

This performance at the center, 111 North 6th Street in Lafayette, is presented by Purdue Convocations.

Spice up the holidays with the traditional New Orleans style of the world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band, back by popular demand.

"Preservation Hall keeps its jazz hot," The Los Angeles Times wrote. This winter, they bring the gift of "Creole Christmas" - an irresistible gumbo of holiday classics, filled with blues, jazz, and ragtime flair. With its direct connection to Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, the band buoyantly carries the torch of traditional New Orleans jazz, so you'll hear timeless jazz favorites, along with their trademark takes on holiday favorites such as "Swinging in a Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," and more.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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