10 Great Concerts for a Cause

From the Festival for Peace to 12-12-12

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A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005)/Shelter for the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (2005)
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A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005)/Shelter for the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (2005)

What you remember about A Concert for Hurricane Relief is Kanye West declaring "George Bush doesn't care about black people" while Mike Myers stood dumbfounded. But the September 2005 benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina also offered up fine performances by New Orleans natives Aaron Neville, Wynton Marsalis and event organizer Harry Connick, Jr. Shelter from the Storm, which aired a week later, was more strictly music-centered, with a moving collaboration between Mary J. Blige and U2 on "One" and a history lesson from Randy Newman: "Louisiana 1927," about a similar flood nearly 80 years earlier.

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