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  • In this Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 photo, the closed and boarded building that once housed the Eagle Saloon, where Louis Armstrong and Buddy Bolden used to perform, is seen on the right at the corner of South Rampart and Perdido Streets in downtown New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans jazz landmark razed in rebuilding push

    New Orleans' heritage as the cradle of jazz helps it draw millions of visitors each year, and the city reminds them of that history with pamphlets, murals and bright neon. Yet numerous homes and music halls that incubated the art form have disappeared, with the city allowing the most recent of them to be razed late last year.

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