Media Alert: MSN Is the Official Online Home of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS — May 4, 2006

Who: The second weekend’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival webcast will include performances from Paul Simon, Fats Domino, Jimmy Buffett, Buckwheat Zydeco, Irma Thomas, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Koko Taylor, the subdudes and Deacon John. Performance highlights from last weekend, available exclusively on MSN Video, include Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint, The Dave Matthews Band, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’, Galactic, Sonny Landreth, Anders Osborne, the St. Joseph the Worker Choir and The Edge from U2 playing at the reopening of Preservation Hall.

What: MSN Video is offering its second weekend of exclusive live New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performances. MSN Video currently is featuring artist performances and photos, interviews, original feature stories, news, playlists, New Orleans travel guides and other dynamic content from the first weekend of the festival. The coverage has already garnered over 845,000 streams and over 1.2 million page views.

When: On-demand exclusive content is available now. The second live broadcast airs Sunday, May 7, 2006, from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT, also at

Where: All Jazz Fest content can be seen at

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