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Verizon Music Festival Set for Three Cities

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — The Verizon Music Festival will take pace in three cities: New York , NY (April 29-May 1), Tampa, FL (May 13-23) and Los Angeles, CA (July 22-25). The artists will range from pop to hip-hop, jazz, Latin and R&B, including Missy Elliott, who will perform solo following her nationwide appearances as part of the Verizon Ladies Firesst Tour; Jewel; k.d. lang; and Victor Manuelle. The festival will run April 29-May 1 in New York; May 15-23 in Tampa; and July 22-25 in Los Angeles.

"Now in its fourth year, the Verizon Music Festival continues to excite audiences with some of the best sounds in music today," said Bob Ingalls, president of Verizon's Retail Markets Group. "Our customers have told us they enjoy the shows, the performers and the venues. We've obviously hit on the right mix to delight and entertain the communities and customers we serve."

The 2004 Verizon Music Festival will include performances held in a variety of venues ranging from concert halls, clubs and outdoor sites. Among the artists who have participated in past performances of the Verizon Music Festival are: Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Erykah Badu, Smokey Robinson, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Joe Cocker, Aimee Mann, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen