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Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans

Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans

Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city’s 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival, with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3.

Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman and at least a dozen others will take part in the concert, dubbed “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music,” to be held at the Saenger Theatre in the French Quarter. The program’s title refers to Dr....

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