Antoine "Fats" Domino loved the Lower 9th Ward and the Lower 9th Ward loved him. Last night the neighborhood paid tribute to the Fat Man, as his first recording was called - the man who never moved away. Fats grew up in a Creole family that moved to the Lower 9th Ward shortly before he was born. On that historic day in 1928, the midwife was his grandmother, who had been born in slavery. He went to the segregated Macarty School until he was in 4th grade, when he left to work on an ice truck. Right around then, his brother-in-law taught him to play the piano. The houses where he'd deliver the ice all had old upright pianos and Fats wouldn't come out after he dropped off a 50-pound bag. He'd be

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