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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 16:33 GMT 17:33 UK
New York to host Katrina concerts
Joss Stone
British soul star Joss Stone will sing at the Radio City Music Hall
New York is to host two major benefit concerts on Tuesday to raise money in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Simon and Garfunkel and Elvis Costello have been added to a show at Madison Square Garden, which will also feature Sir Elton John and Fats Domino.

Another gig featuring Joss Stone and Tom Waits has been booked for the Radio City Music Hall.

The shows have been dubbed From the Big Apple to the Big Easy and will raise money for relief and rebuilding.

Lenny Kravitz, Bette Midler, Diana Krall, Ry Cooder and Stevie Nicks are also on the line-up for the Madison Square Garden event.

Fats Domino
Fats Domino was rescued from his home in New Orleans
Blues veteran Fats Domino will appear three weeks after being rescued from his house in New Orleans following the hurricane.

The show will also host a string of other New Orleans legends including the Neville Brothers, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Dave Bartholomew, Irma Thomas and Kermit Ruffins.

But Rod Stewart has pulled out because he is recovering from shoulder surgery, US magazine Billboard reported.

The shows will raise money for charities including the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund, Habitat for Humanity and MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.

Concert dates

Bono, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys and Brian Wilson are among the stars who have already performed at a string of benefit concerts to help the fundraising effort.

Several other high-profile benefit concerts are being planned, including a night of jazz on Saturday at the Lincoln Center in New York featuring Wynton Marsalis, Bill Cosby, Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Also on Saturday, urban stars such as Nelly, Twista and TI will perform in Atlanta for the Heal The Hood foundation.

From Sunday, rock band Dashboard Confessional will begin three nights of benefit gigs in Toronto, Chicago and Sayreville, New Jersey, with the hope of raising $500,000 (274,000).


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