Associated Press
FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, Deanna Bordelon, of Montgomery, Texas, poses for a photo in front of Chief Victor Armstrong of the Golden Blades Mardi Gras Indian tribe, as he and his tribe parade through the Fairgrounds at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. April marks the start of spring festival season in south Louisiana. As the revelry of Mardi Gras and chill of winter end, spring festivals usher in the flip-flops, floppy hats and folding chairs toted by music lovers from across the globe. French Quarter Festival and Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and Festival International de Louisiana in Lafayette, La., are all held in April. Other Louisiana festivals held in spring and summer include Bayou Country Superfest in May, New Orleans Cajun-Zydeco Festival in June, Essence Music Festival in July and Satchmo Summerfest in August. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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