"Soul Queen of New Orleans"
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Additional performers were, Naydja CoJoe, Ceasar Elloie , Sharon Martin, The Mystics, The Passion Band, Brass-A-Holics Brass Band and The Miles Berry Quartet.
Surprise appearance was made by the St. Augustine Marching Band to open the show.
Accompaniment for the night was provided by
Clark Knighten & 4x4 Connection of Black Cat Productions
Ms. Linda Wright & Kemistry performed at Patron Party.
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Master of Ceremonies was News Anchor,
Joining Ms. Swensen was
Mr. Emile Gauchet from WWL AM 870/FM 105.3
They were a great team!!!
Why a benefit for
St. Jude Community Center?
Similar to New Orleans Music, St. Jude Community Center embodies a passion for the people, from the people, touching the lives and hearts of thousands every year.
The center serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays; houses homeless working women; provides adult basic education; works with Second Harvest Food Bank to distibute food; houses volunteers staying in the city to help re-build post-Katrina; collaborates with Responsibility House in serving addicts, and so much more.
Please click on the link above to learn more about St. Jude Community Center.
The comcert was held at the beautifully renovated
Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Special Thanks go out to those who purchased Sponsor Packages.
Karen and Ollie Edmunds
The McAlear Family
The Honorable Ann D. Duplessis
FRIENDS OF SONO
Heart Exercise Education Therapy, LLC
Silva Gurtner and Abney, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
Backstage refreshments and appetizers graciously donated and prepared by Anjay Keswani and his staff from Nirvana Restaurant. Thank You Anjay!
Door Prize for the evening was a 26" LCD Flat Screen TV donated by The Copper Monkey.
If you were unable to attend the concert, please consider making a donation to this "Music With A Cause". Thank You.
To all who attended, particpated, volunteered and donated for this music with a cause. It was a tremendous success and we hope to see you all again next year at the :
St. Jude Community Center Benefit Concert schduled for the 3rd Saturday in July (21st in 2012)
If you would like to learn more about SONO please contact
Ed Perkins at