New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed off on a deal that he says will reopen the Saenger Theatre within two years. Plans to reopen the Canal Street landmark seem to have cleared hurdles that have delayed the project.

Mayor Landrieu assembled members in his office of the public-private partnership that he says is putting the Saenger Theatre project back in action.

"Blaine Kern's Entertainment Complex" will renew part of the riverfront.

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.