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Musician "Trombone Shorty," known for his work to preserve the musical heritage of New Orleans, is one of five people being honored Wednesday with $250,000 prizes from the Heinz Family Foundation.

The Heinz Awards recognize innovative work in the arts, environment, human condition, public policy and economics categories.

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews started the Trombone Shorty Foundation to provide New Orleans schools will musical instruments and a self-named music academy, where he created a music performance curriculum.

The 30-year-old, who also plays several other horns, the drums and organ, is known for combining rock, jazz, funk and hip...