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Jazzfest at 45

1 year ago April 24, 2014 Apr 24, 2014 Thursday, April 24 2014 Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:32:53 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets under way Friday, with musical performances featuring pop and rock stars along with traditional jazz.

It's the 45th annual festival and is held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, where it's been since 1972. The two weekends of music include headliners Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Lyle Lovett, and Public Enemy.

About 500 acts and 5,000 performers are entertaining including plenty of jazz, gospel, and zydeco.

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