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All things Louis Arm­strong, the Red Dress Run, Saints pre­sea­son home games and 24 other ideas to add to your list.

His ac­tual birth date may be de­bat­able, but there’s no dis­put­ing Louis Arm­strong’s mu­si­cal legacy and last­ing im­pact on New Orleans. Now in its 18th year, this cel­e­bra­tion of all things Arm­strong sounds off Aug. 2 with an evening of mu­sic by John Bouttè at the Omni Royal Orleans, where artist Lionel Milton’s de­pic­tion of a young Louis (fea­tured on this year’s poster, shown above) will be up for auc­tion. But the big to-do takes place Aug. 3-5 in and around the Old U.S. Mint (400 Es­planade Ave.), where Irma Thomas, the Grammy-win­ning “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” head­lines close to 40 acts per­form­ing on du­el­ing stages. satch­mo­sum­mer­fest.org

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