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Financially, New Orleans Fest Disappoints

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is being forced to cut back on staffing, salaries and donations after the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival brought in an estimated $600,000 less than expected this year, the Associated Press reported. The festival, which celebrated its 35th anniversary April 23- May 2, 2004, cost $10 million to organize.

The loss of revenue is unexpected for the Jazz and Heritage Festival, which normally pulls in an excess of funds from the event.

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