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Tennesseans Come Together to Aid the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

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TENNESSEANS COME TOGETHER TO AID THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA -- (Extensions of Remarks - September 29, 2005)

SPEECH OF
HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN
OF TENNESSEE
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, Tennesseans have a long tradition of volunteerism. In times of need, the Nation is able to count on our state.

In the aftermath of a truly devastating hurricane season, we've seen our state and our country come together to assist the gulf coast region. Tennesseans are opening their hearts and homes to evacuees and assisting with what will be a very long recovery. Our own Nashville Symphony will host a benefit concert on October 4, 2005 for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) as it struggles to survive. Nashville area businesses and the community have come together to reunite the LPO in our city for a benefit concert.

I ask my colleagues to join me in thanking Executive Director Alan Valentine, his team at the Nashville Symphony, and the many local businesses and supporters who've come together to aid the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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