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KISS, the Black Keys, Jimmy Buffett to play free concerts in New Orleans during NCAA Final Four | NOLA.com


Bassist Gene Simmons, left, and guitarist Paul Stanley onstage at the 2009 Voodoo Experience in City Park. The band is slated to play a free show in New Orleans' Woldenberg Park during the 2012 NCAA Final Four tournament.

Kiss, the Black Keys and Jimmy Buffett are slated to perform free concerts in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans the weekend of the NCAA Men's Final Four. The concerts are part of a full slate of festivities throughout the college men's basketball championship weekend...

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New Orleans cabs, limousines would need special state license plates ‎| NOLA.com

Cabbies and limousine drivers in New Orleans will have to mount license plates on the front as well as the rear of their vehicles if a bill by Rep. Jared Brossett, D-New Orleans, is approved by the Legislature. Brossett won approval Monday from the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works to require state tags for pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages with a tag attached to the rear of the vehicle only...

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Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day with New Orleans, NY, Paris concerts | Washington Post

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Herbie Hancock will begin the April 30 celebrations with a sunrise concert at New Orleans’ Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz, which comes right after the first weekend of the city’s Jazz and Heritage Festival. The concert will present local jazz luminaries Terence Blanchard, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Kermit Ruffins and the Treme Brass Brand. Hancock plans to perform his funky standard “Watermelon Man” with high school students from around the world via an Internet link...
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