Super Bowl 2013

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Super Bowl XLVII
11:43 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Stevie Wonder to Perform in New Orleans

Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers heading to New Orleans Super Bowl weekend.

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening preceding the big game.

A spokeswoman for the event said Friday Bud Light is sponsoring the concert, which will include performances by Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and others.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:55 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

ALCU Sues to Block Super Bowl "Clean Zone"

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is suing to block the city of New Orleans from maintaining a so-called "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags will be restricted during Super Bowl festivities.

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of an activist and a street preacher who claim the city's enforcement of a new ordinance and a code enforcement guide will trample on their free speech rights and limit their activities in the days leading up to the Feb. 3 game.

Super Bowl XLVII
5:52 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

DOTD: No Lane Closures During 'Super Gras'

Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says the suspension will be in place form 8 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Super Bowl XLVII
5:22 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Journey, Rascal Flatts Headline Super Bowl Concert

Journey and Rascal Flatts will headline the Super Bowl XLVII CMT Crossroads concert during the weekend before the big game.

The two bands will perform Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. CST at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The performance will be broadcast on CMT at 11 p.m. CST, the night before the championship game featuring the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Super Bowl Preparations Set For New Orleans

Mayor Landrieu reviews Super Bowl preparations.

The way New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu sees it, the Super Bowl has already begun. The mayor is thrilled the eyes of the world are turning to New Orleans.

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The Two-Way
5:37 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Super Bowl Will Be A Family Affair: Harbaugh Brothers' Ravens, 49ers To Clash

Head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) of the San Francisco 49ers and his brother, head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, before a game on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Their teams will meet again in the Super Bowl.
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  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca on the Ravens' win

Super Bowl XLVII will be a never-before matchup of teams coached by two brothers.

The Baltimore Ravens, led by John Harbaugh, will play his younger brother Jim's San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Maybe it should be called the Harbowl, as they're saying on NFL.com.

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Sports
2:41 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Patriots, 49ers To Meet In February's Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 9:01 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The match up for Super Bowl is set. In two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers, winners of the NFC championship, will play the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens were big underdogs in their game, yesterday, against the defending AFC champions, the New England Patriots. Same teams as last season, but this time a different result. The Ravens beat the home team 28 to 13.

NPR's Mike Pesca was at the game in Foxborough, Massachusetts and filed this report.

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Super Bowl XLVII
11:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Heavy Air Traffic Expected in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge tourism and airport officials are preparing for a large influx of traffic through the city because of the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

Some of the heaviest traffic will come through Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, where officials and businesses are expecting as many as 250 additional planes that will need to be parked during the event.

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Super Bowl XLVII
11:31 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Super Bowl Street Closures Suspended for Hornets Games

Superdome traffic map, in effect during Hornets games.
Credit Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Traffic restrictions around parts of downtown, enacted this past weekend as part of the run-up to this year's Super Bowl, will be suspended during Hornets games to allow access, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome announced today on Twitter.

Lane and exit closures have already begun to snarl traffic throughout the CBD, according to numerous reports this morning, the first full work day for many since the restrictions began.

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Super Bowl XLVII
3:39 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Hammond Airport Expects Busy Super Bowl Week

City Administrator Pete Panepinto says Hammond's Northshore Airport is getting ready for the NFL's Super Bowl, set for Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Advocate that the airport expects to be the third-busiest in Louisiana during Super Bowl week, handling more than 100 aircraft.

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