- This week in Louisiana history. June 30, 1870. Robert E. Lee and the Natchez began their famous riverboat race.
- This week in New Orleans history. One of the lengthiest and
most violent transit railway strikes the nation ever
experienced began in New Orleans on July 1, 1929. Although an
agreement was reached in August, the union members did not
agree to go back to work until October.
- This week in Louisiana.
2018 Essence Festival
July 5-8, 2018
The Essence Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States.
This years acts include Janet Jackson - Mary J. Blige - Erykah Badu - Jill Scott - Snoop Dogg - The Roots - MC Lyte - Kelly Price - Miguel - Blackstreet - Fantasia - Xscape.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Tuba Skinny plays another tune at the d.b.a. music bar.
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