Celebrities Pledge Money and Time to Hurricane Relief Efforts

By: AP
By: AP

The following are upcoming celebrity benefits to raise money for relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:

- Alabama scheduled to play a benefit concert in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thursday.

- The major networks and over two dozen cable outlets will broadcast "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" Friday at 7pm/CT. Performers on the commercial-free hourlong telecast will include Neil Young, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Rod Stewart and Randy Newman. The fund-raiser has been expanded to include appeals for donation throughout the day, beginning at 6am/CT and ending with the networks' late shows.

- "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" will air Saturday on MTV, VH1 and CMT, 7pm/CT, with artists including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, the Neville Brothers and Kanye West.

- The "American Idols Live!" tour will hold a benefit show Sunday in Syracuse, New York.

- From September 11th-18th, jazz musicians in Manhattan will raise money for the American Red Cross with shows in clubs throughout the city.

- Chefs for Humanity, an organization created by the Food Network's Iron Chef Cat Cora, will hold an eBay auction September 12th-21st to raise money for UNICEF's Katrina relief fund.

- David Banner, through his Heal The Hood foundation, will hold a September 17th benefit concert in Atlanta with guest appearances/performances by T-I, Nelly, Twista and others.

- Jazz at Lincoln Center will host a benefit concert, to be televised on PBS, September 17th in New York City. Among those participating: Wynton Marsalis, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Robert De Niro, Paul Simon and Bette Midler.

- Dashboard Confessional will play three benefit concerts September 18th-20th in Toronto, Chicago and Sayreville, New Jersey with hopes of raising $500,000.

- Madison Square Garden will host a benefit concert September 20th with a lineup including Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Lenny Kravitz and Fats Domino, a New Orleans native who was believe missing for days after the hurricane hit.

- "Gospel Angels," a live concert from Atlanta, will air September 22nd, 7pm/CT, on the Gospel Music Channel and Paxson Communications' i network. The show will include performances from hurricane victims' shelters.


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