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NPR to Host New Orleans’ First Live Broadcast Since Katrina

New Orleans will see its first live national music broadcast since Hurricane Katrina on New Year’s Eve, as NPR broadcasts its 26th annual New Year’s Eve special, Toast of the Nation from the city’s famed nightclub Tipitina’s. The event will feature a number of local musicians who have not performed in their hometown since the hurricane hit in late August.

The special will originate in New Orleans beginning at 6 p.m. EST and will also feature performances in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City, Portland, Ore., Sanibel Island, Fla. and Columbia, Mo. throughout the night.

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