CTAM Gets Voodoo On

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New Orleans —
Rainbow Media, Fuse
and MSG Networks
are making the House
of Blues in New Orleans
the place to be for
CTAM Summit attendees
on Oct. 19.

They’re hosting
“Voodoo, Blues & Zuzus,”
a party celebrating
the Crescent City’s
musical traditions and
cultural heritage and
aiding the Ellis Marsalis
Center for Music.

JD & The Straight
Shot, fronted by Cablevision
CEO Jim Dolan,
will serve as master of
ceremonies, along with
Don Draper himself,
Jon Hamm, who plays
the creative ad genius
on AMC’s three-time
Emmy winner for best
drama, Mad Men.

All 2010 CTAM Summit attendees
are invited to attend the
Big Easy blowout from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. (CT), featuring legendary
New Orleans musical icons and
local flavors from some of New
Orleans favorite chefs. (Zuzus is
Creole for sweets or desserts.)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival producer and director
Quint Davis will line up four
stages of live music with scheduled
appearances by such Big
Easy legends as Jon Cleary,
Walter Wolfman Washington,
Rockin Dopsie, Jr., Luther
Kent, BeauSoleil, Greg Staff ord
Jazz Hounds, Voodoo Authentica,
Lost Bayou Ramblers, TBC
Brass Band, New Orleans Mardi
Gras Indians and Second Line
Allstars. There will also be a
special performance by The
New Orleans Hornets Honeybees
dance team.

A donation from Rainbow
Media, Fuse and MSG Networks
and Hamm will be made
to the Ellis Marsalis Center for
Music at Musicians’ Village.

“I am deeply grateful to Cablevision
and MSG for their
continued support of New Orleans
musicians,” Marsalis said
in a statement. “Musicians’ Village
became a reality in the Upper
Ninth Ward because they
so graciously provided the seed
money to us way back when the
city was still under water. And
now they are here again five
years later with more support.
Thank you, thank you — you
are true friends.”

Cablevision and Madison
Square Garden teamed with
Davis in September 2005, following
the devastation of Hurricane
Katrina, to organize the
“From The Big Apple to The
Big Easy” concerts at MSG and
Radio City Music Hall, which
raised nearly $9 million, part
of which was used to help
break ground on Musicians’
Village.

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