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The musical lineup has been announced for PazFest IV, the New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell to benefit the Ruth Paz Pediatric Surgery and Burn Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

This event takes place Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, 7-11 p.m. at the beautiful Civic Theatre New Orleans. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at http://www.civicnola.com/event/1531984

Musical lineup to feature: Chuck Mitchell, Judith Owen, Harry Shearer, Tommy Malone, Deacon John w/Sonny Schneidau, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band/Flecktones), Paul Sanchez, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford (from Santa Barbara California), Sean Ardoin, Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, Alex McMurray, Phil DeGruy with Emily Robertson, Leslie Smith, Cary Hudson, Jim McCormick, Renshaw Davies, Henley Douglas, Jr., Krewe de Groove, Brandon Tarricone, Joe Tullos w/Randy Ellis and Kevin Aucoin, Dayna Kurtz, Kevin Stylez, Joshua Thomas, Jahida Esperanza (from Colorado), Enid (From Ottawa Canada), Christina Friis (from Denmark) with Larry Sieberth, Bryan Thomas, Cassie Krebs, Dirk Billie, Fatsy Cline, and surprise guests.

Read the full press release here.

Playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 30 at home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old.

Shepard is the author of forty-four plays - "True West" among them - as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff.

Sam also toured with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review and wrote the Rolling Thunder Logbook. Allegedly, Joni's song "Coyote" was written in large part about Sam.

Die-hard fans of Joni will know better, but there is a person 'selling tickets' to a Joni concert that is, of course, not happening. This person is using the email cassandrahood09@gmail.com, the twitter handle @jonimitchell070, and goes by the name Cassandra Hood or Cassandra Newton. This person asks for a payment through Western Union to another person, Jessica A Grimm with a New Market, Tennessee address. The scammer is also using an IP blocker to hide their real IP address. All this, of course is a fraud. Hopefully this news item will save a person or two from falling for this scam.

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Upcoming local tributes and events

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BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
21 September 2017 20:30 - 22:00
Location: The Evertshuis, Spoorstraat 15, Bodegraven, North Brabant, Netherlands
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BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
29 september 2017 20:30 – 22:00
Locatie: De Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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The Music of Joni Mitchell woven theough a worship service Sunday October 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening service featuring the music of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Each of our Rock Eucharist services explores the music of a popular artist or band, performed by a group of talented musicians. Music is woven through a casual service including some brief thoughts on the artists and songs selected, along with prayer, the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in communion. More info.

BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
07 oktober 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Locatie: Agnietenhof, Sint Agnietenstraat 2, Tiel, Gelderland, Netherlands
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