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Gulf Aid Benefit Concert Set

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco and Mos Def are among the headliners for a benefit concert to support relief efforts for those affected by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kravitz lives part-time in New Orleans. He was the first to sign up when asked by Rehage Entertainment president Steven Rehage to participate in Gulf Aid.

Others participating are: Allen Toussaint, Zachary Richard, Jeremy Davenport and The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, which features Dr. John and Cyril Neville.

The benefit concert will be Sunday at Mardi Gras World River City, which overlooks the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Tickets cost $50.

Proceeds will benefit fishermen and their families, whose livelihoods depend on the Gulf, as well as organizations that protect Louisiana's coast.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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