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New Orleans musicians, comedians and other live performers can begin to get back on stage as the city continues reopening in phases.


On the heels of Pfizer’s announcement that the company’s COVID-19 vaccine currently in clinical trials is more than 90 percent effective, New Orleans Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno addressed questions about how a vaccine would be distributed in the city at a press conference Monday.

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New Orleans will move into Phase 3.3 of it’s reopening plan Wednesday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno announced the loosened restrictions in a press conference on Monday.

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In what was meant to be a press conference to announce that the city would move into Phase 3.3 of reopening, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she was “furious” over the concert held at Washington Artillery Park across from Jackson Square on Saturday.

Derek Bridges

“Not canceled, just different.”

That was the title of the PowerPoint presentation that Mayor LaToya Cantrell shared during the Mardi Gras Advisory Council meeting Nov. 5.