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Harry Connick Jr., Randy Jackson Host Louisiana Flood TV Benefit Monday

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Louisiana natives Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson have rounded up their musician friends to play a concert to benefit Louisiana flood victims on live TV Monday (8-10 p.m., Channel 19).

"Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief" will raise funds for the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those who lived in an estimated 154,000 home damaged by the August flood.

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MacKenzie Bourg

Scheduled to perform are Aaron Neville, 2016 "American Idol" heartthrob MacKenzie Bourg, Hunter Hayes, Better Than Ezra, Rebirth Brass Band, Luther Kent, David Torkanowsky, Ruth Marie, Chris LeBlanc, Herman Jackson Jazz Quartet, Magnolia Sisters, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, LaEroux, Dwayne Dopsie and Zachary Richard.

"Louisiana Rising" will be broadcast from Baton Rouge’s River Center Theater.