For those young professionals with entry-level salaries, getting an arts membership likely doesn't top the list of priorities. But the newly-formed Prelude, a support group of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, makes arts patronage a little more attainable by offering a very affordable membership price to attract younger audiences. For $25 the price of two AMC movie tickets and a regular-sized Coke Icee members get a year of discounted LPO tickets, access to social events and most importantly, free booze.
Tonight Prelude has its launch party at the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (921 Canal St.; 524-1331) from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Members get free admission, hors d'oeuvres, "Davenportinis" and access to drink specials at the bar. Those interested can sign up at the event, or online at this site.
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