October 23, 2016
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Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco headline charity concerts for Gulf Coast

Hollywoodnews.com: Lenny Kravitz is the latest music superstar to join the list of acts performing at Gulf Aid, a benefit concert scheduled for May 16 at Mardi Gras World River City that will benefit those affected by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

So far, the list of talent includes Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint, New Orleans trumpeter Jeremy Davenport and the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, which features Crescent City legends Dr. John, Tab Benoit, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Cyril Neville.

“I’ve come home to New Orleans to lend my support to fishermen & wildlife,” Kravitz posted on his Twitter accountant.

This morning, organizers of the upcoming Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, also announced that profits from that three-day event will benefit coastal conservation and restoration, according to MTV. Hangout will feature sets from Phish’s Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Gov’t Mule, the Roots, Ray LaMontagne, Jakob Dylan, Spearhead, Matisyahu, Girl Talk, and OK Go.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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