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Musicians pull out the stops at weekend music festivals in Memphis, New Orleans

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Claudio Sanchez, frontman for the rock band Coheed and Cambria, plays a few bars with his face during his performance at the Beale Street Music Festival, May 6, in Memphis, Tenn. The weather cooperated for a third straight day as crowds gathered to watch Coheed and Cambria and other acts like Bush, Herbie Hancock, and Wiz Khalifa.

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Kermit Ruffins performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, La., May 6.