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The Faubourg Quartet,

a string group comprising New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) faculty along with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform an eclectic concert at St. Louis Cathedral on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. to benefit Coats for Kids. Jeremy Davenport will be a special musical guest. Admission is free with the donation of a clean winter coat, and NOCCA students will collect monetary donations.

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Adam Linebarger

of Kenner was honored by Special Olympics Louisiana with one of the group's Leaders of Tomorrow awards Nov. 5 in Baton Rouge. Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal was on hand as Linebarger received the Triumph Award. Linebarger survived spina bifida at birth and has since represented New Orleans Children's Hospital at many events and personal appearances, sharing his story.

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Glenn Vatshell,

owner of the catering firm Palate New Orleans, will once again be making Thanksgiving pies to benefit Food for Friends, the meals-on-wheels outreach program of the NO/AIDS Task Force, which delivers more than 500 meals a week to people with HIV and AIDS. For each $15 pie ordered, Food For Friends will receive $10. To order a pie for pickup on Nov. 22 or 23, call NO/AIDS at 821-2601.

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Henry Heaton,

a Lakeview resident and outgoing assessor from the 7th District, hasn't paid property taxes this year and owes the city more than $6,000, according to an investigation by WVUE-TV's Lee Zurik. The city is owed nearly $152 million in property taxes and penalties. Heaton's debt is particularly awkward because of his status as an assessor. He told Zurik he's trying to raise the cash now.

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