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A full-length caricature of Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest jazz musicians, was a product of New Orleans

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Louisiana Ratified a New State Constitution
December 8, 1879

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, often referred to as the Creole city, has been a center for American creativity. The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans has produced famed musical artists, including Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Mahalia Jackson. The New Orleans Jazz Festival is an annual event, drawing musicians and tourists from all over the world. Writer Truman Capote was born in New Orleans, and the city is also the setting for Tennessee Williams's famous play, A Streetcar Named Desire.
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