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T. Jensen Lacey - Sunday, May 05, 2013

Last weekend, I went to the first part of the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. After the tragedy and terror of Boston, I must admit I felt some trepidation of going to something at which tens of thousands of people were attending. But for myself and many other Americans like me, we were determined to make a stand in the form of a great American weekend of celebration. ...Read More

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