Cool Art Thing Of The Day: New Orleans’ Music Box

A few years ago my parents got me a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine for some reason. At first I thought it was an old people’s magazine, but every month I find some cool arts, science or history-related article that really fascinates me. This past month they did an article on The Music Box in New Orleans:

At first glance, the ramshackle structure looks like some-thing out of Spanky and “Our Gang”—a kid-size shantytown cobbled together without adult supervision from old lumber and junkyard castoffs. This is no playground, however. The Music Box, in the historic Bywater section of New Orleans, is a new performance space consisting of nine shacks, rigged by a team of musicians, artists, inventors and tinkerers to coax novel sounds from salvaged building materials—musical architecture.

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