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Dancers perform in Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera, a fiery show that makes its revival this week after being locked up for more than a century. Tom Grosscup/New Orleans Opera hide caption

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'Tabasco' Opera Makes Fiery Return In New Orleans

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Paul C.P. McIlhenny reigns as Rex as he arrives at Canal Street during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans on Feb. 28, 2006, six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. McIlhenny, the CEO and chairman of the company that makes Tabasco sauce, died Saturday in New Orleans. He was 68. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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