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Today in New Orleans: 6.16.12


Today, join the marathon reading of “Ulysses” for Bloomsday at The Irish House, drink all-day to benefit The Roots of Music in Charity Poker Crawl, sing your heart out at the start of the five-week Stage Door Idol competition, rock out at Punk Fest at Big Top Three Ring Circus, and gawk at the many burlesque troupes hitting the town tonight. On this day in history, trombonist Homer Eugene was born in New Orleans (1914), and two barges rammed the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway, killing six people (1964). Now back to today: 


Revelry and Reflection

Juneteenth Festival Marks the Day Slaves Gained Freedom



Most festivals in New Orleans are all about revelry and merriment, and in many ways, this weekend's celebration of Juneteenth isn’t any different.


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