A New Orleans French Quarter benefit show for cancer-stricken R&B star Johnny Adams will bring together stylish jazz musicians and saucy Cajun zydeco players.

Adams topped R&B charts with hits like "Release Me" in 1968 and "Reconsider Me" in 1969. Fans dubbed him "the tan canary" for his smooth voice."It will be special," guitarist Walter "Wolfman" Washington said of the Monday benefit's lineup. "We all admire and appreciate Johnny."

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Birthdays: For Sunday, March 8

Actress Sue Ane Langdon 62

Actress Lynn Redgrave 55

Actor-director Micky Dolenz 53

Actor Aidan Quinn 39

Actress Kathy Ireland 35