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Topic - Kelly Schulz
When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of New Orleans music had drowned with the city. But if its music festivals are any indication, New Orleans is proving its music scene is waterproof.
As Carnival builds toward its out-of-control crescendo of Fat Tuesday, Barry Kern and his team of float-builders and artists are already preparing for next year's parades.
As Carnival builds toward its out-of-control crescendo of Fat Tuesday, Barry Kern and his team of float builders and artists already are preparing for next year's parades.
The celebration follows Super Bowl weekend, with sold-out hotels, some 150,000 visitors and $432 million in economic impact, said Kelly Schulz, spokeswoman for the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Hotels are near capacity for this weekend, "but there's still some availability," Schulz said. "The hotels aren't as booked as they were for Super Bowl, but they're very full, so that's a good sign that it's going to be a very successful Mardi Gras."