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BET Sets Katrina Telethon

Black Entertainment Television will present a special primetime telethon Friday to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The network teamed up with theNational Urban League, the American Red Cross, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Essence Communications and major recording labels for the event.

Among artists scheduled to appear: Wynton Marsalis; Master P; David Banner; Juvenile, Baby and Lil Wayne (Cash Money), along with Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons; Alicia Keys; Diddy; Jay Z; Kanye West; Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid; Common; Usher; Nick Cannon; Omarion; Pharrell Williams; Ciara; Ludacris; Keyshia Cole; Avant; Gerald Levert; Lyfe; Twista; Stevie Wonder; Brandy; Wyclef; Erykah Badu; Al and Star Jones Reynolds; and Chris Rock.