Isle of Capri Casinos, Tipitina's Foundation Launch Music Tour - Sunday 29th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., along with Tipitina's Foundation, announce details of the "Have A Heart Tour" dedicated to celebrating and supporting the music of the Gulf Coast.

The "Have A Heart Tour" lineup includes Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers; Jumpin' Johnny Sansone and Stooges, a New Orleans Brass Band. Scheduled to appear at four Isle of Capri properties in February, the tour is a sure-hit to entertain guests. The tour schedule kicks off on February 9 in Bossier City, La. and continues to Lula, Miss. on Feb. 10, Natchez, Miss. on Feb. 11 and wraps up in Lake Charles, La. on Feb. 12.

"Music is the heart and soul of the South and it is vital that the spirit of music survives the devastation brought on by the 2005 hurricane season. As a gaming and entertainment leader, we are proud to share our hearts and support the 'Have A Heart Tour'," said Timothy M. Hinkley, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. president and chief operating officer.

Lil' Brian and The Zydeco Travelers live up to their reputation as the most innovative and musically accomplished young zydeco band today. Lil' Brian's latest release, Funky Nation, is the band's boldest statement yet that zydeco can be a cutting-edge sound as vital to a new generation of fans as it has been with longtime buffs.

Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, a 2003 Grammy nominee, ranks as one of contemporary blues' finest harmonica players. His award-winning Crescent City Moon was labeled one of the strongest Louisiana recordings of the 1990s by Rolling Stone Magazine. He has been featured on Hard Copy as one of the best New Orleans musicians along with Ellis Marsalis.

The Stooges Brass Band, one of the most requested and admired second line brass bands, is a tight knit group of eight musicians with a reputation of having a friendly attitude that creates a positive vibe. The group formed in 1996, when students from John F. Kennedy and St. Augustine High Schools in New Orleans decided to try their talents in the brass band scene. The Stooges Brass Band has been featured in music videos with hip hop heavy-weight Jadakiss, Missy Elliott and top 40 darling Jessica Simpson.

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