Longines and Harry Connick, Jr. Unite To Build Homes in New Orleans for Katrina Victims
Longines Swiss Watch Brand and its "Icon of Elegance," Harry Connick, Jr., will break ground on a new home in New Orleans on Saturday, May 5 during the Jazz and Heritage Festival weekend. After raising much-needed funds and awareness for the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians' Village and Operation Love Thy Neighbor – two Habitat for Humanity programs – Longines and Connick are making the effort to save the sounds of New Orleans, by helping contribute to Musicians' Village.
Connick, a native of New Orleans, has been an active supporter in rebuilding the Crescent City. As headliner of Jazz Festival and taking a break from his 43-city Oh, My Nola tour, Connick will trade a microphone for a hammer in the Upper Ninth Ward, one of the community's most severely affected areas by the flooding following Hurricane Katrina.