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Harry Connick Jr. to attend New Orleans screening

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz singer Harry Connick Jr. is returning to his hometown for the screening of a television show that pays tribute to the music of Louisiana.

The show, a Louisiana Public Broadcasting special called "Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music," is a mix of music, interviews and video snapshots of Louisiana's economic drivers like tourism and oil and gas.

It includes renditions of "You Are My Sunshine" by Connick, Tim McGraw, Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Guy and others.

The show premieres on LPB stations on Dec. 9 and will be available to PBS affiliates nationwide next year.

An invitation-only screening is planned Wednesday at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.

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