Author: Times Picayune Staff
Date: August 27, 2010
Musicians Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday for a topping-off ceremony for the new Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians Village.
Completion of the center is expected next year. It will serve as a center for the education and development of musicians.
The 17,800-square-foot Ellis Marsalis Center for Music will have three sections: a performance hall, offices, and a community room.
All 72 single-family homes and five duplexes in Musicians Village were constructed by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers. The village stands on the site of Kohn Junior High School, which was torn down in the 1990s.