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Jan 22, 2013 9:13 AM by AP

Prima Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans singer and trumpeter Louis Prima is getting a festival in his honor.

The inaugural Prima Fest is set for March 7-10 at the Mississippi River Heritage Park. Admission will be $10.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/V8FQRm ) that organizers have yet to announce the full musical lineup, but Prima's daughter, Lena Prima, will perform several times.

Prima, who died in 1978, had a career that spanned from the Swing Era through the emergence of Las Vegas as an entertainment center. He was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1958 and celebrated for his work in Disney's 1967 film, "The Jungle Book."

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