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  • Wynton speaks to the devastation brought by hurricane Katrina

    Posted on September 2nd, 2005 in Speech | 6

    Below is Wynton’s statement on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in his hometown, New Orleans: “New Orleans is the most unique of American cities because it is the only city in the world that has created its own culture. With architecture, music and festive ceremonies, it’s of singular importance to the United States of America. Moreover, with a mixture of Spanish, French, British, West African and American people living in the same city, New Orleans can be depicted as the original melting pot. The collision of these cultures created jazz, the only art form that embodies the fundamental…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at the Concert For Hurricane Katrina Relief on NBC

    Posted on September 1st, 2005 in Concerts, TV show | 8

    In response to the hurricane tragedy NBC Universal Television Group will air A Concert For Hurricane Relief, a live benefit special in high-definition on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. The hour-long, music and celebrity driven broadcast will air live to the East Coast on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 8:00pm (ET). The telethon hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer will broadcast from New York studios on NBC. The special will feature performances by artists with ties to the affected areas. These artists include Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis as well as a guest appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. All…   Keep reading »