From the Big Apple to the Big Easy

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From the Big Apple to the Big Easy were New York City's benefit concerts for the Gulf Coast. They were a collaborative effort between Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall these areas are approximately 1 mile from each other. The purpose was to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The simultaneous concerts took place on September 20, 2005. Proceeds have reached approximately $9 million, which was directed to the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund, Habitat for Humanity, MusiCares, and the Children's Health Fund.

Performances included: Jimmy Buffett, Ed Bradley, Irma Thomas, Bette Midler, Elton John, Elvis Costello, John Fogerty, Simon and Garfunkel.


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  • Star-Studded Katrina Benefit Heading To DVD | Billboard
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  • From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans, A review of the DVD release of the concert
  • Public Affairs
  • Rolling Stones
  • Star Pulse
  • CNN
  • Entertainment Weekly

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