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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music fans in New Orleans are getting a new, multimillion-dollar venue for concerts and other live performances. News outlets report that the Live Nation entertainment company plans to open The Fillmore at Harrah's New Orleans in the second story of the city's downtown casino sometime early next year. Company executives gave a tour of the construction site Thursday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to study entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities. NOLA.com reports Chris Surprenant plans to work with academics from historically black colleges, including Dillard University, Jackson State, Southern University Law Center and Morehouse College, to conduct research focusing on black communities.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana will take longer than expected to pick the company to replace the state's decade-old voting machines. In May, the Secretary of State's Office said a winner bidder was expected to be chosen this month. But the agency said Thursday that timeline has been pushed back. No new date has been set for a selection.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's legislative leaders believe they may be able to wrap up the state's latest special session on Sunday night. House passage of a tax deal on Friday has paved the way for that possibility.

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