Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams Come Together for Katrina Concert

Published: 2006-08-29
Tonight (August 29) artists will get together in New Orleans on the anniversary of the devastating hurricane to help rebuild not only the city's physical infrastructure but its cultural one.

Artists like Ivan Neville, who according to the Associated Press is a New Orleans "keyboardist, singer and son of Neville Brothers singer Aaron Neville," trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, bluesman Dr. John, gospel singer Yolanda Adams and Stevie Wonder will all play the show.

Taking place at the New Orleans Arena, sales weren't as high as organizers had hoped.

According to the Associated Press, "The original plan called for more than 10,000 seats but was cut to about 6,000 when ticket sales were slow. About 3,500 seats were reserved as of Monday morning."

Aside from the financial support that ticket sales will lend to the cultural wellbeing of people in the affected areas, organizers hope that the concert will be able to lift people's spirits in the town once famous for its buzzing jazz, soul scene.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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