Tipitina's looks to keep dream of Fess alive by restoring historic home | WWLTV

His songs, like “Go to the Mardi Gras” and “Big Chief,” are a Mardi Gras staple and the music he may best be remembered for, but Professor Longhair, or Fess as he was called, was a virtuoso, a music pioneer and now a New Orleans icon.

Now more than three decades later, the Tipitina's Foundation, the United Way and Project Homecoming are working to restore this house for Professor Longhair’s family, and as a tribute to his legacy.

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