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NEW ORLEANS -- The Italian-American Marching Club presented this year's queen at the pre-parade celebration at the Piazza d'Italia downtown.

This year's queen is Holly Ann Savoie.

The queen and her maids, all dressed in white, danced the traditional tarantella in Lafayette Square.

Look for them next weekend when the St. Joseph Parade rolls through the French Quarter. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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