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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jan. 14 declared Allen Toussaint Day

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click to enlarge Allen Toussaint Day is Jan. 14, his birthday. - MICHAEL WILSON
  • MICHAEL WILSON
  • Allen Toussaint Day is Jan. 14, his birthday.

The New Orleans City Council today declared Jan. 14 Allen Toussaint Day, honoring the late songwriter and producer's birthday.

Toussaint — born Jan. 14, 1938 — died in November following a performance in Spain. He was 77. Hundreds of fans and fellow musicians gathered at the Orpheum Theater to pay their respects to the artist, the architect of New Orleans funk and a prolific, humble and stylish visionary in rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll.

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