Peters, Goldberg, Alexander, Burke, Henner, Gifford and More to Be Part of Mississippi Rising Benefit Concert

News   Peters, Goldberg, Alexander, Burke, Henner, Gifford and More to Be Part of Mississippi Rising Benefit Concert Stars from Broadway, television, film and the music industry will lend their talents to a three-hour concert Oct. 1 that will raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Entitled Mississippi Rising, the star-studded concert will be performed on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund.

As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the event — which is being organized by native Mississippians Sam Haskell III and Lanny Griffith — include Bernadette Peters, Morgan Freeman, Ray Romano, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Alexander, Sela Ward, Marilu Henner, Kathie Lee Gifford, Kathy Ireland, Lance Bass, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, Jean Smart, Debbie Allen, Doris Roberts, Mary Haskell, Gary Morris, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Steve Azar.

About the upcoming concert Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said in a statement, "Mississippi Rising is going to be a tremendous boost not just in providing desperately needed funds for our recovery effort, but also in bringing national attention to our efforts as we transition from emergency relief to rebuilding Mississippi stronger, bigger and better."

Tickets for the concert are available by calling the University of Mississippi Athletic Department: (800) 732-8587 or (662) 915-7167.

* For more information about the Mississippi Recovery Fund, visit www.mississippirecovery.com.