Betty Fox has moved to New Orleans from Memphis to take over the ownership and operation of the legendary Mother-In-Law Lounge along with her fiancé, Carlos. The nightclub was originally her mother's labor of love, dedicated to the "Emperor of the Universe" Ernie K-Doe, whose most enduring R&B hit was "Mother In Law".
Although the club wasn't publicly open in the months after Antoinette K-Doe's passing (Mardi Gras day, 2009), Betty worked hard to get everything in order so she could carry on her parents' legacy and keep the club's doors open.
"I want to keep the Lounge open because it was my mom's dream. There's no fame involved, it's just a place for the community - and the musicians - to come together," she says.
The Mother-In-Law Lounge will hold a fundraiser for which they need volunteer help with tasks like cleanup.
July 25, 2009: "Back Down Memory Lane" event in memory of Miss Antoinette. The event will feature jam-session-style performances and will serve as a fundraiser to help keep the club open. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.
If you are interested in helping out, Betty asks that you contact her by phone at (504) 947-1078 or (504) 236-6086, or by email.