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'Higher Ground' Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert to Air Nationwide on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Sept. 17th NYC Event Features Luminaries From Music, Film and Television

NEW YORK, Sept 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will air NPR's national broadcast of the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert on Saturday, September 17 on SIRIUS channel 70, Planet Jazz, from 8 - 11 pm ET.

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The Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, will feature an extraordinary array of stars from music, film and television at New York City's Lincoln Center, hosted by actor Laurence Fishburne and musical and artistic director, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, a native of New Orleans. Guests on the program will also include Terence Blanchard, Ken Burns, Shirley Caesar, Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Cincotti, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Robert DeNiro, Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Hendricks, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Bette Midler, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Paul Simon, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Robin Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Buckwheat Zydeco and others to be announced. The radio broadcast is a co-production of NPR and NPR member station WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, New Jersey. The concert will also be televised nationwide on Live from Lincoln Center from PBS.

Contributions to the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund will benefit New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina and provide general hurricane relief. The Fund will be administered and distributed through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, a non-profit community foundation, which is working with organizations in the region to assure that services and resources directly reach those most affected.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio recently broadcast three other televised hurricane relief concerts to its national audience. For more information about SIRIUS, visit .


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