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Carnival and Mardi Gras usually mean $1 billion for the New Orleans economy. What about this year?

Feb 11, 2021
Quentin Messer Jr., head of the New Orleans Business Alliance, says the city's spirit is alive, but there's a sense of loss too.
Due to the cancellation of traditional Mardi Gras activities, New Orleanians are decorating their homes and businesses to resemble festive floats.
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The economic ripples of events canceled due to COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020
Events like Coachella generate hundreds of millions for the parts of the country they take place in.
Beyonce performing at Coachella back in 2018.
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What Art Basel Miami says about the economy

Dec 7, 2018
This weekend's show, one of the world's most important, combines modern art, celebrities and big business.
JiaJia Fei checks out the Tobias Rehberger art installation on display during the opening day of Art Basel on Dec. 2, 2015, in Miami Beach, Florida.
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How summer festivals boost town economies and foster community pride

Jun 16, 2017
Festivals generate revenue for local businesses, but they help build a sense of community as well
Crowds gather at a film festival in Telluride, Colorado.
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Neko Case talks about her favorite guitar

Jul 17, 2015
...and how it helps her be a better singer.

There's a new festival circuit for diehard TV fans

Jun 19, 2015
The events are helping new shows stand out in a deluge of programming.

So you want to fund a film festival

Jun 18, 2015
What are the economics of film festivals, and why are there so many of them?

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Thriving and surviving at the Fringe Festival

Sep 1, 2014
The world's biggest arts festival keeps getting bigger, but not everyone profits.