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Jazz Fest: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dog acts canceled by rain

Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday's late acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including scheduled appearances by Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg, Beck and others.

Overcast skies turned to rain around 3 p.m. but that didn't stop the music as fans reveled in such acts as New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers and Hurray for the Riff Raff. But all that changed an hour later as heavier rain barred performances by Wonder and others.

"We're very bummed," said Laura Monsted, of New Orleans. "We were waiting for Stevie. Still, we're thankful for the acts we were able to see."

Monsted and her...