by Kevin Allman
Though the nation may have turned its attention to its dwindling 401(k)s, the Iraq war rages on, and tonight the group Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) will be hosting a jam session at Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club to ensure the foreign battlefronts aren't forgotten.
Local musician Al Bernard, the father of a son who has recently returned from Iraq, organized the event. "While the nation focuses on the Wall Street bailout and the elections, we need to remember that there is still a war going on," says Bernard.
Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing a billboard on I-10 to call for an end to the Iraq War.
Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club, 1931 St. Claude Ave., 945-9654, 7-9 p.m.