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New York hurricane-relief concert to air on PPV

NEW YORK — An upcoming benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for those affected by Hurricane Katrina will be available live on pay-per-view television.

Major cable operators will give all proceeds to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts on the Gulf Coast, it was announced last week. The telecast, which will be available at a cost of $19.95 to viewers, will begin Tuesday at 4 p.m. PDT.

The "Big Apple to the Big Easy" concert will feature performers including Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, John Fogerty and Diana Krall. New Orleans natives the Neville Brothers and the Meters will also play.

All money raised through sponsorship and ticket sales will go to various relief funds. The Garden has also pledged a $1 million donation.

The show will also extend across the city to Radio City Music Hall, where Dave Matthews, Tom Waits, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer and others will perform.

The participating cable operators are Adelphia, Cablevision, Charter, EchoStar's DISH Network, DIRECTV, along with iNDEMAND partners Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable.

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