Event honors Allen Toussaint

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--  Allen Toussaint, left, blows out candles on a 75th anniversary piano cake while Elvis Costello, pink hat and others celebrate with him at Harrah's Hotel at party that is part of a
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Allen Toussaint, left, blows out candles on a 75th anniversary piano cake while Elvis Costello, pink hat and others celebrate with him at Harrah's Hotel at party that is part of a "Tribute to Toussaint" honoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's career and 75th year in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Allen Toussaint received a Grammy Tuesday at Harrah's Casino at the ‘Tribute to Toussaint' honoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's career and 75th year in New Orleans.

The party at Harrah's was part of a "Tribute to Toussaint" honoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's career and 75th year in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. A concert to follow at Harrah's Casino will be broadcast on PBS.

Fellow Hall of Famers Elvis Costello and Dr. John, as well as Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Joe Stampley, Joe Henry and Deacon John are just a few of the musical friends and collaborators who will be honoring him at the concert and, of course, Toussaint will be joining them on stage.

The event will also benefit New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness that Toussaint founded with Aaron Neville.