The Roots of Music are getting a boost from Hollywood next weekend. Actor Tim Robbins hosts a fundraiser for the music program 9 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at Republic (829 S. Peters St.). Performers include Ani DiFranco with Jon Cleary, and Robbins will perform with members of the Preservation Hall Band. The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders will also take the stage with Rebirth Brass Band. (Roots of Music founder Derrick Tabb is the band's snare drummer.)
CNN, which featured Tabb as a CNN Hero last year, will film the event and the program throughout the day as it rehearses in the afternoon before the show.