Music-Related Hurricane Relief Efforts Grow - source
By Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.
Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," staged in New York by NBC Universal. Meanwhile, music channels BET and Great American Country have announced plans for benefit events on Sept. 9 and Sept. 27, respectively.
As previously reported, NBC's one-hour telethon will also feature Hill's husband, Tim McGraw, along with Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. Additionally, the Matt Lauer-hosted special will feature appearances by celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio, Mike Myers, Hilary Swank, Lindsay Lohan, Claire Danes, John Goodman, Eric LaSalle and Eli Manning.
All involved will encourage viewers to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's wrath, which has devastated areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
The event will be broadcast live from NBC's New York studios at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, CNBC and MSNBC, and will air on Sirius Satellite Radio's CNBC channel 101. The broadcast will be tape delayed on the West Coast and will re-air on CNBC at 11 p.m. ET and throughout the weekend. ( Read more...Collapse )
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