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New Orleans to raise funds tonight, having fun at Times Picayune ex-employees fundraiser
Written by  // Friday, 28 September 2012 21:46 //

Optimized-sometimes tp1You can say goodbye and good luck to many of your friends and writers from the former-daily print publication Times Picayune, tonight, and in doing so, contribute to a fund that has been designed to help those who will be jobless during these already-rough times.

 

In doing so, you can also eat terrific food from some of our finest eateries and listen to real New Orleans music played by some of best known musicians.

Here is information from tonight's fundraiser Black, White and Read All Over: .

Jason Patterson, with Snug Harbor and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, graciously has been working gratis on music for dashTHIRTYdash’s “Black, White & Read All Over” daily Times-Picayune send-off and fundraiser for newspaper employees and contractors who are losing their jobs.

Jason earlier secured WWOZ‘s David Torkanowsky to put together an All-Stars band to accompany any musicians who could stop by for a set or two. This morning, he confirmed that he has commitments from the following musicians to play at the event:

Jason now has secured the following special musical guests:

The party is Sept. 29, the final Saturday of daily publication of the newspaper, from 6-9 PM at The Howlin’ Wolf.

General Admission tickets are $30 per person and available at the door or for online purchase here(Departing staffers and a guest are invited to attend for free; please email rebecca at rebeccatheim dot com to obtain your tickets.) Patron tickets are $250, $500 or $1,000 a couple and include an open bar and are available for online purchase by clicking here.

Thanks Jason, David and all of the musicians who will entertain us and support the Times-Picayuneemployees and contractors.

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