[MUSIC/BENEFIT] If you’ve been following the coverage of last week’s disaster in New Orleans, as thousands of people are being flooded out, stranded and basically losing their homes, their jobs, their family members, their lives—you might be feeling more than a little helpless. Well, this is a small step but at least it’s something: a benefit concert for New Orleans’ Hurricane Katrina victims. Every other Sunday, Casanova Restaurant and Mana’o Radio have been hosting their benefit concert series called “Upcountry Sundays Acoustic Style.” But now, in light of this harrowing disaster, they are devoting this Sunday’s performance to the New Orleans victims of Hurricane Katrina. And thankfully, everyone is jumping on the band wagon to perform, including Dorothy Betz and Les Adam, followed by Kanekoa with Vince Esquire, Marty Dread, Gypsy Pacific (Tom Conway, Willie Wainwright, Marcus Johnson, Phil Benoit), Gail Swanson and the Barefoot Natives (Willie K & Eric Gilliom).EAdmission is $20 (up from the usual $7) at the door, all of which will go to the Salvation Army’s relief fund.ECasanova is also donating proceeds from food and beverage sales for that day. [SAMANTHA CAMPOS]
Sep 05, 2005; New Orleans, LA, USA; With his son’s luggage in hand, Lynwood Doronslet, 69, uses the high area of the railroad tracks in hopes of getting to his son’s home in Metairie, Louisiana. Doronset wasn’t able to reach the house due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina.
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