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Essence Festival Announces Essence After Dark Line-Up

The 2019 ESSENCE Festival® presented will keep the party going into the evening—announcing its official ESSENCE After Dark lineup. Festival
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ESSENCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 CONCERT LINE-UP

Essence Festival Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary The ESSENCE Festival today unveiled part one of its epic 25th anniversary performance line-up.
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2019 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 9 Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, 7 p.m. — Forms at at Press and Chartres streets; disbands at Press and
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We Dats Opens Third Restaurant

We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp is set to open its third location in the Greater New Orleans area on Monday,
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