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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. John’s given name, Malcolm (Mac) Rebennack. The guest of honor will also perform at the show. An announcement of the concert said surprise guests...

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