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Tipitina's Arts Co-op Nets Big Donation Of Musical Gear

Feb 14, 2017

Rick Parent
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Rick Parent, director of the fledgling Tipitina's Arts Co-op in Commerce, says he recently attended a music-industry convention in California and received about $300,000 in donations of musical instruments and other equipment.  Parent's four-decade career in the music industry apparently paid off in a major way.  The facility, located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building in east Commerce, is awaiting a certificate of occupancy from the city of Commerce.  It will be funded by the Tipitina's Foundation of New Orleans.