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Musicians kick off campaign to boost literacy

January 22, 2014 • Entertainment


Jared Young, 6, who made his handkerchief into a horn, pretends to play along with Glen David Andrews, left, and Irvin Mayfield as they parade through the crowd during a kick off event for the “Turn the Page” literacy campaign to boost reading levels in New Orleans by 2018, the city’s 300th birthday, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. It was also an attempt to break the world record for the largest reading lesson. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Kathleen Flynn) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Strumming a standup bass and blowing horns, New Orleans musicians played as actor Wendell Pierce read a children’s book, “The Bourbon Street Band is Back,” to about 500 elementary school students Wednesday at a public city library.

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