Inauguration Plans Released For Next New Orleans Mayor


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell will be sworn in as New Orleans' first woman mayor in two weeks, and the inauguration's organizers have released a schedule of related events.

The first of two religious services is set for Saturday, May 5, at New Orleans' Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Church.

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Inauguration day falls two days later, May 7. It starts with a Mass at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter.

The inauguration ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, followed by a public reception in Louis Armstrong Park.

A reception for veterans follows that evening at the World War II Museum. The inaugural ball takes place at Mardi Gras World, where floats for major Mardi Gras parades are displayed.

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Cantrell will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu.

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